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Uji Handpicked Matcha Zairai
Uji Handpicked Matcha Zairai
Uji Handpicked Matcha Zairai

Uji Handpicked Matcha Zairai

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ORIGIN UJI, JAPAN
HARVESTED SPRING 2020
GRAMS 25g
STORY BEHIND THE TEA

A nicely balanced Matcha perfect for Usucha. Made from seed-grown tea bushes, which is very rare for Matcha, it has umami and sweetness without being overwhelming but also a pleasant astringency and bitter notes which pull you into the more complex facettes of Zairai variety teas.

About Matcha:
Matcha is a ground Japanese Green Tea, famous for its role in 茶の湯/chanoyu/the Japanese rite of tea. Coming from China Zen Buddhist monks brought over this kind of tea for its medicinal values. Later taken up by the political elites it became a highly valued good fostering diverse artistic expression. To produce this tea the leaves are shaded for a long period of time, (ideally) handpicked, and after further production steps first stored for half a year before being ground. Because the whole leaf is consumed it is like a concentrated shot of caffeine and beta-theanine which bring both alertness as well as calm.