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Kyoto Matcha

Kyoto Matcha

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Grade: Ceremonial

Origin: Wazuka, a small town located in the north of Kyoto prefecture. The area has about 800 years of history of tea cultivation and is famous for high quality teas, especially Sencha with tea plantations spread out on the lush hillsides. 45% of teas produced in Kyoto are from Wazuka

Okumidori Cultivar: A crossbreed of Yabukita cultivar and Shizuoka Zairai. The cultivar has no significant shortcoming, is well-balanced with umami, pleasant astringency and refreshing yet elegant aroma. The color is dark green.

3rd generation tea producer: The matcha comes from a small family farm run by Mr Kanmoto and his wife. The soil type is mineral-rich clay soil, which contributes to depth of flavors and strong aroma in the tea.

Flavor: The flavor of this matcha comes from firing the tea leaves in higher heat than usual. They have a toasty, nutty-like aroma. This matcha is stone milled. 

Stone-milling process: In older times, stone mills used to be rotated by hand, but nowadays the rotation is automated. The leaves are funneled down and ground in between two granite stones. The heat produced by the stone mills brings out the flavors of the leaves. Stone-ground Matcha has a deep flavor which a ball mill or a jet mill cannot make.

KYOTO MATCHA Origin: Kyoto, Japan Cultivar: Yabukita Farm type: Small lot tea farms in Uji, Kyoto Harvest date: 2022, second flush Technique : hand picked, stone milled

This matcha comes from a blend of tea leaves sourced from several small plot farms in Uji, Kyoto. The tea leaves are selected and stone-milled by a fourth generation tea producer.

A note on matcha: Matcha originated in China, where monks drank the beverage for its high caffeine content during meditations. During the 12th century, as buddhism spread to Japan, matcha was introduced to Kyoto where its popularity boomed. Now, Kyoto is the mecca of matcha production in Japan.

Brew recipe scoop 1 tsp (2g) into a tea bowl add 2.5oz (75mL) of hot water (170F)

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