The preferred choice by Urasenke Japanese tea master Zabosai Oiemoto (坐忘斎家元). This ceremonial matcha for thin tea (usucha) has wonderfully fresh palate, softly aroma, and soft finish. It uses the same leaves as our ikenoshiro matcha; differences across production lots distinguish the two teas.
Suitable for usucha.
Profile: Fresh, balanced
Aroma: Raw almonds, bell peppers
Cultivars: yabukita, saemidori, okumidori, samidori, tsuyuhikari
Shaded: 25 days
Harvested: May 2020
Origin: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to arrange a special order.
Our Matcha Sourcing
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