Organic Single Origin Matcha – The Solitary Pine

$25.00

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This organic matcha is produced by the Azuma family in Wazuka, Kyoto. They are a producer of organic and environmentally friendly tea products, with main focus on the manufacturing of matcha.

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Single Estate
Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan.

Single Cultivar
Okumidori, 40 years.

Green Tea
Organic Matcha.

New Harvest
Spring 2019.

About the manufacturer

Teruko Azuma

Director at  Azuma Chaen

Pesticide free and organic matcha from Kyoto. Besides matcha they also produce sencha and black tea, but only if a secondary harvest is necessary to maintain the vitality of their tea bushes.

80% matcha production
Harvest only once a year

About the tea garden

Ipponmatsu

一本松

40 ares.
Tea mountain.
Altitude 600m.

The bushes on this garden are slightly older. To keep them vital, the trees are often cut down halfway after the first harvest.

 

Soil type:
Slate geology; Slightly clay soil.

Direction and angle:
30 degrees Westward.

Ridge direction and shape:
South to North alongside the mountain contours.

About the climate

Climate:
Cold. The farm is situated on the peak of a mountain.

Surroundings and environmental circumstances:
Summers are comparatively cool at the farm. Temperature differences between morning and evening are large in spring. Almost no bug reach the farm at this altitude.

About the tea cultivar species

Cultivar details - Okumidori

Breeder:
The national research institution for vegetable and tea cultivation in Shizuoka.

History:
A breed between Yabukita and “Shizuoka-zairai-16”. Registered in 1974 as #32.

Growth:
It is a late grower especially suited for the manufacturing of Gyokuro and Sencha. The bushes grow at an average height, and development is strong. Its produced leaf is smaller than the Yabukita leaf, with a small oval shape and clear green color. It produces a good yield.

Specifications:
Strong cold resistance, in similarity to its parent cultivar Yabukita. As sencha it produces a beautiful deep green color and a pretty shape. Its flavor is comparable to Yabukita. As a late grower, its harvesting period is comparatively late, around 8 days later than Yabukita. It functions especially well in a blend with the Yabukita and Kanayamidori cultivars.

Brewing guidelines

Suggested measurements for 1 bowl of thin tea.

Amount of tea

1.25g
(two and a half tea scoop)

Water temperature

80~90℃

Water amount

70cc

Steeping duration

Whisk briskly
with a bamboo tea whisk

Additional comments:

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.

Additional impressions:

A gentle, mild, and creamy matcha with a pleasantly rounded fragrance. It produces a refreshing brew without any disturbing off-flavors.

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Organic Single Origin Matcha – The Solitary Pine

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Weight75 g
Size

HS-code

0902.10.90

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