This Matcha made from the Saemidori cultivar is sweet, balanced, and rich. As Koicha its umami and sweetness coat every corner of your mouth leaving an incredible after-feel and giving you energy for the whole day. Beaten to a frothy bowl of Usucha more airy aromas reveal themselves. Velvety smooth and fresh. As expected this premium Matcha can be enjoyed in many different ways and never disappoints.
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.