Matcha “Ike no Shiro”


抹茶 池の白

Yame, Fukuoka


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.

Initially this soft green tea powder greets us with a thick, sweet marshmallow-like smell. It’s round, pleasing flavour is balanced and nutty. It lingers on the palate, leaving a soothing impression that reminds us of toasted sesame.

2g ⋅ 80°C ⋅ 30ml ⋅ 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. 


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