Matcha ~ Imperial Ceremonial

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Okumidori Matcha // Imperial Ceremonial Grade

Stone Ground Powdered Green Tea

From Wazuka-cho, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan

25g Tin

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.

Brew Guide

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.