Matcha “Yame no Tsuyu”
A delicious ceremonial grade matcha with a sweet and savoury aroma and a burst of flavor on the palate. The leaves are from the first harvest of the season and are picked by hand. It is fresh, sweet, slightly vegetal and finishes very smooth. It has no bitterness nor astringency. It has become our go-to matcha for everyday drinking.
Origin: Yame County, Fukuoka Prefecture
Size: 20g tin
2g ⋅ 80°C ⋅ 60ml ⋅ bamboo whisk
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Yame, Fukuoka is a tea producing region famous for gyokuro 玉露 and matcha. It is located on the southernmost Japanese island of Kyushu. The tea comes from what was once a small village named Hoshino, before it merged with neighbouring villages to form the city of Yame. Yame spans a mountainous area, with the Hoshino River flowing through it from East to West.
The land here is very fertile and, at a higher altitude, the air is continually moist and foggy. Tea trees grow steadily and slowly in these conditions, which gives both their tea’s sweetness and its savory, “umami” flavors depth and complexity.