Matcha, Hōjyu 2020 • 抹茶宝授

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A top-tier ceremonial matcha grade that is made from the best 10% of our producer's matcha leaves through manual sorting. Unlike other high grade ceremonial matcha that skew towards umami, Hōjyu is extremely well balanced and fresh tasting, naturally creamy and floral. Reminiscent of pillowy clouds, soft forest moss, and morning dew.

Hōjyu is very limited in production and only available for part of the year, as it sells out quickly.

Suitable for koicha.

Profile: Subtle, Elegant
Aroma: Saponaria flowers, Anjou pear

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

Cultivars: saemidori, ujihikari, asahi
Shaded: 25 days
Harvested: May 2020
Origin: Hoshi (Yame). Fukuoka, Japan

Hand-picked & stone-ground. 5-10 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.