This special harvest was grown and imported just for us, by Mr. Saito, straight from Yame, in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. We are so happy to be the first company in America to bring you this incredible matcha. Upon opening the bag, you'll smell the rich, smooth chocolatey aroma, and see the beautiful deep green color. Once prepared, this ceremonial grade matcha has a complex nutty, but smooth vegetal taste. As the matcha cools, the subtle chocolate notes become more apparent.
Every Fall and Spring Mr. Saito takes tea leaves from his crop to have them analyzed and then, based on the lab results, adjusts the water, fertilizer, and nutrients in the soil in order to ensure the best possible tea crop. When we first tasted this matcha back in the Spring, we were blown away by the quality and knew we had to share this incredible tea with all of you.
Meet the farmer, Mr. Saito! (translated interview)
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