Matcha “yame no tsuyu” Shincha 2020!
We have just received our fresh shipment from Japan! This is Shincha matcha - the leaves were harvested in May 2020, and milled to order for us 3 weeks ago in June 2020.
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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This ceremonial grade matcha is from Yame County, Fukuoka Prefecture on the southernmost Japanese island of Kyushu. It is from a small village called Hoshino, before it was merged with neighbouring villages to form the expanded city of Yame. Yame is located in a mountainous area with the Hoshino River that flows from the east to the west, creating an ideal climate for growing high-quality tea. The land is fertile, altitude is higher, and the air is moist and foggy. Tea trees grow slowly under these conditions, which translate into complexity and depth in the tea’s sweetness and savory “umami” flavors.