Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan.
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About the tea region
Kyoto’s most famous Gyokuro manufacturing region. What is lesser known is that most of the Tencha leaf used for matcha is also manufactured in this particular town.
Matcha “Akatsuki” (暁) is a conventional Matcha. It is The Tea Crane’s original selected matcha for the service of tea during a ritual preparation of thick tea. This tea is of the highest grade and was manufactured in Kyoto’s most famous Gyokuro production region, Kyotanabe, using mostly organic fertilisers.
Kyo-tanabe is known for its highly sweet and lush flavor, suitable for the production of Gyokuro. It is this lushness that is also reflected in this particular Matcha. Harvesting was conducted by hand, resulting in a tea of the highest grade, using only the youngest, freshest and sweetest new buds.
About the tea cultivar species
Cultivar details - Samidori
Derived from a tea bush native to the Uji region. Registered in 1953.
Intermediate grower with a wide period for harvest.
Its growth is absolutely vertical making it a highly suitable species for the purpose of handpicking. The young leaf is juicy, shimmering with a lustrous pale green color, favorable for matcha making it a preferred tencha cultivar. Its yield is good.
Suggested measurements for 1 bowl of ‘koicha’ thick tea.
Measurements per person (multiply by as many persons needed).
Stir the tea powder and hot water with a bamboo tea whisk until the tea becomes like a paste with a glassy smooth surface.
Be careful to break up lumps that may linger at the bottom of the bowl.
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