A sublimely rich and smooth ceremonial matcha appropriate for both thin tea (usucha) and thick tea (koicha). It has a touch more bitterness and freshness than Matcha, Seijyu and is one notch lower in grade. It represents the pinnacle of Yamecha, the renowned origins from which this umami-laden tea hails from.
Suitable for koicha.
Aroma: Butter lettuce, peanuts
Cultivars: okumidori, saemidori, tsuyuhikari, yabukita, samidori
Shaded: 25 days
Harvested: May 2020
Origin: Hoshi (Yame). Fukuoka, Japan
Hand-picked & stone-ground. Please select the option for 5-10 servings (20g) or 10-20 servings (40g).
This tea comes from Hoshinoseichaen, an esteemed matcha producer in Yame, Fukuoka, Japan that has been perfecting matcha since 1946. A preferred producer by traditional Japanese tea ceremony (chadō), this producer works closely with multiple schools to craft teas that honor flavor and tradition. Hoshinoseichaen holds its matcha to stringent quality standards by ensuring its matcha powder maintains a uniform particle size—a necessary component for creamy, smooth bowls of matcha.
We present this tea to you in the original packaging of Hoshinoseichaen, which is distinguishable by those who study Japanese tea ceremony.
We invite you to read more about our stringent matcha sourcing philosophy here.