A gorgeous ceremonial matcha that is extremely elegant and smooth. A single-origin, fresh-milled matcha from the pristine Hoshino Village of Yame. The leaves 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. It is suitable for koicha or usucha.
Origin: Yame County, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Size: 20g tin
2g ⋅ 80°C ⋅ 60ml ⋅ bamboo whisk
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This ceremonial 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.