Kamo, Kyoto, Japan.
Pesticide-free, natural Matcha.
Harvest and Manufacturing: May 14, 2022.
Milling (stone mill): June 15, 2022.
Shelf structure shading: 21 days.
About the manufacturer
Born in 1983. Grew up in a tea farmer family. Having suffered under conventional farming methods, he resolved to return to an absolute organic and natural approach. “Let tea be tea; let people be people.” It is in the same way that he aims to raise his two children.
About the tea garden
Direction and angle:
Ridge direction and shape:
Horizontally South to West.
About the climate
Surrounded by other farms. Almost no trees around, which makes that the farm receives abundant sunlight.
Surroundings and environmental circumstances:
Steep sloping surface, which makes harvest labor intensive, but has the benefit that water drainage is good. Since no fertilizer was used during the bush’s growth, the impact from the soil on the flavor is direct. The authentic aroma of this cultivar adds to the tea’s appeal.
Use one teaspoon of matcha and 70~90cc of hot water and add into a tea bowl.
Use a bamboo tea whisk to whisk a froth onto the tea.
A creamy bowl of raspberry fruity and dark chocolate sweet naturally produced matcha.
When prepared and whisked in a sufficiently moderated dose, the tea has a tremendous rejuvenating effect.
Its taste is slightly bitter at first, but quickly reveals some hints of raspberry and dark chocolate.
This tea is an experience.
The color is indeed more dull as compared to the vibrant green of other matcha, and a distinct bitter taste similar to that vegetal bitterness of chicory or asparagus characterizes its flavor profile.
This bitterness is a natural bitterness that is authentic to tea and allows us to appreciate the natural appeal this tea has to offer.
The tea makes us think about tea and gives us a deeper insight into some aspects of tea in general that we would otherwise have no access to.
Personally I enjoy it for its heritage, and for the energy boost it gives me. The tea’s energy is truly profound and is an amazing “pick me up and get me going” for the morning.
Learn more (video content):
Natural Native Matcha – Kamo