Matcha ~ Imperial Ceremonial
Okumidori Matcha // Imperial Ceremonial Grade
Stone Ground Powdered Green Tea
From Wazuka-cho, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
An exquisite Imperial Ceremonial Grade Matcha that offers a vibrant jade green colour with a rich and rounded texture, creating a thick froth that’s sweet, creamy and so smooth. Bright flavours of green pea freshness, hints of coconut and subtle mango sweetness, all balanced with savoury umami flavours. A real premium quality Matcha!
Made from shaded Tencha leaves using the Okumidori cultivar. Harvested in May, the first harvest of the year. The leaves are selected and steamed over a water bath, dried and slowly ground into a fine powder in granite stone mills. Harvested in Spring‘21 & processed by Tea Master Akihiro Kita & family.
Wazuka is a tea town in the southeastern area of Kyoto Prefecture. Wazuka has been a tea growing location since the Kamakura period as a main producer following Uji tea processing methods. It thought that the Kaijūsen-ji temple introduced tea to the area and Zen Buddhist monk, Shonin Jishin was the first to cultivate tea on Mt Jubu and then in Wazuka.
For Usucha (thin tea)
Tea - 2 Chashaku scoops
Water/Temp 50ml / 75*c
Whisk slowly until smooth in a 'w' motion
Add more water to taste.
For Koicha (thick tea)
Tea - 3-4 Chashaku scoops to taste
Water/Temp 25ml / 85*c
Whisk in a 'u' motion
Add 25ml more water and whisk in a circular motion.
* (Shaken) Cold brew this Matcha for a strong, intense flavour.