Matcha “Ike no Shiro”

$28

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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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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