Matcha, Ikenoshiro 2020 • 抹茶池の白

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A classic ceremonial matcha for preparing thin tea (usucha). Its earthy profile makes it an elevated choice for matcha lattes. 

It uses the same leaves as our mainoshiro matcha; differences across production lots distinguish the two teas.

Suitable for usucha.

Profile: Earthy
Aroma: Milk chocolate, parmesan

Sweetness: ★★☆☆☆
Umami: ★★★☆☆
Bitterness: ★★★☆☆
Astringency: ★★★☆☆
Finish: ★☆☆☆☆

Cultivars: yabukita, saemidori, okumidori, samidori, tsuyuhikari
Shaded: 25 days
Harvested: May 2020
Origin: Kurogi (Yame), Hoshi (Yame). Fukuoka, Japan

Hand-picked & stone-ground. Includes 10 servings (20g).

About the Producer

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.

If you are a tea ceremony practitioner and would like to order a matcha from Hoshi not listed on our website, please email and we would be happy to arrange a special order.

Our Matcha Sourcing

We invite you to read more about our stringent matcha sourcing philosophy here.