Matcha, Seijyu 2020 • 抹茶星授

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Ground to order, we purchase our matcha in small quantities from our producer every month to ensure that it is as fresh as possible. If this item is not available, please add yourself to the waitlist and we will let you know when we receive more. Thank you very much for your understanding.

A sublimely rich, deep and smooth ceremonial matcha appropriate for both thin tea (usucha) and thick tea (koicha). It represents the pinnacle of Yamecha, the renowned origins from which this sweet and umami-rich tea hails from.

Suitable for koicha.

Profile: Rich, savory
Aroma: Brown sugar, porcini mushrooms

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

Cultivars: okumidori, saemidori, tsuyuhikari, yabukita
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).

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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.

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