This fine culinary matcha is made from first flush, hand-picked leaves. It is a lower category of grade than ceremonial grades of tea, but it is properly processed and of sufficient quality to be enjoyed as a less-expensive alternative as well as a cooking matcha. It is slightly more bitter, less creamy and less complex than ceremonial matchas, but is great for baking, smoothies and matcha lattes. For this grade of tea it has an impressive colour and aroma. It has a toasted nutty aroma and bitter chocolate flavour with a rounded finish.
There are two options available: airtight 100g can and refill 100g bag. The airtight can keeps the matcha fresh and is easy to use. The airtight can container is reusable and you can keep it to refill matcha from the 100g bag.
Cultivar: Okumidori, Saemidori, Yabukita (blend)
Region: Hoshino Seicha-en, Fukuoka Prefecture
Tea: 2 g or 1 tsp
Water: 70-100 mL at 80 °C
Steep: Whisk in hot water to a froth or use a bottle with the lid and shake it