$ 25.00 USD
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 chocolate 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. This specific tea plant cultivar is called Okumidori, or "deep green," which accurately describes this matcha's beautiful color.
Tasting Notes: Nutty, Invigorating, Smooth
Authentic Japanese Matcha
Sift 1 tsp matcha into a bowl. Top with 2 oz of 175° F water. Using a bamboo whisk, whisk in a zig-zag motion until frothy. Add 6 oz more warm water.
Hot/Cold Matcha Latte:
Sift 1 tsp of matcha into a bowl, then add 2 oz of 175° F water. If using a bamboo whisk, whisk in a zig-zag motion until well blended and frothy. If using a milk frother, add water first, then matcha, and blend. Top with 6 oz of warm or cold milk. Sweeten to taste.
Add 8 oz water or milk to a water bottle, mason jar, or shaker cup. Add 1 tsp sifted matcha and shake vigorously to combine.
Tip: Use a bottle with a ball whisk or add ice to help reduce clumping.
Add 8 oz water or milk with 1 tsp matcha into a blender. Blend. Feel free to sweeten to taste, add ice, or add matcha directly into your favorite smoothie.
Mix in: Stir matcha (to taste) into yogurt, oatmeal, or sprinkle on top of fruit.