Uji is the cradle of Japanese tea culture and home to the best tencha terroirs in Japan. High-quality teas from pesticide-free cultivation are rare due to the pressures of market competition as well as the need for extensive experience to achieve a comparably umami-rich and balanced flavour. Unlike most matcha, which are made with a blend of cultivars, this tea is made from the single samidori cultivar, which is a classic from Uji. This matcha is available not only in the form of matcha powder, but also as pre-ground tencha and usuore (tencha stem tea made from the stems and leaf veins). Together, these 3 varieties offer a delightful insight into the complexity of matcha production.
This matcha is sourced exclusively from the above-mentioned tea farm in Uji. Sourced directly from the tea farmer, who prepares the tea for us in airtight packages.