Matcha “ike no shiro” 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.
An exceptional ceremonial matcha that lingers and transforms. The leaves of this matcha are the first harvest of the season and are picked by hand. As soon as the tin is opened, you are overcome with an unforgettable sweet and nutty aroma reminiscent of freshly roasted sesame seeds. On the palate, it is creamy and rich, very strong umami flavours. The sensation is extremely satisfying - smooth and sweet, layered and well-rounded. One of the favourite matcha’s we have tasted to date.
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.