Organic Basic Matcha (500g)

¥13,000

Organic Basic Matcha is great for cooking. It is harvested in a later season and ground by a ballmill. The tea has a pleasant astringency that blends well with other ingredients and helps to keep the character of the tea present.

This tea has JAS, EU and USDA organic certifications.

Taste: Astringent
Body: Medium
Texture: Sharp
Length: Medium
Harvest: July
Tea Cultivar: Mixed
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Shaded
Processing: Steamed, Dried, Ground

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Description

What is Matcha?

Matcha

Matcha (抹茶) is a fine powder made from whole ground tealeaves, and is distinctive in its rich flavour and deep green colour. The young shoots are shaded for 3-4 weeks, and after harvesting and drying the stems and veins are removed from the leaf to make Tencha. This is then ground into a powder using a stone mill or ball mill. Traditionally, Matcha is prepared by dissolving the powder in hot water, and a bamboo whisk (chasen) is used to froth up the mixture to achieve a smooth and creamy texture. Matcha plays an important part in the Japanese tea ceremony, the Sado or “the way of tea”, where tea preparation is used to emphasise beauty, simplicity and tranquility.

 

Farmer Profile

Organic Tea Farmer Nakai-san

Nakai’s family has been farming tea for eight generations. Almost 30 years ago, his father
began farming organically after discovering high levels of pesticides in his blood. This news was the inspiration to grow tea in a safe and natural way. Now Nakai’s teas are certified by the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) and have equivalent USDA and EU organic certification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make Matcha

Additional information

Weight 600 g

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