Premium Pesticide-free Koicha-grade Matcha – Wazuka no Mukashi

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One of the only pesticide free matcha products available.
Suited for ceremonial use as ‘thick tea‘ (koicha).

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Single Estate
Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan.

Single Cultivar
Samidori cultivar.
10 years.

Green Tea
Pesticide-free 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

Damu-hata

ダム畑

30 ares.
Tea farm.
Altitude 200m.

New garden planted 10 years ago. Cultivated in a way that doesn’t burden the plants and fertilised in a way that still maintains the features of the garden’s specific soil.

 

Soil type:
Granite geology; Decomposed granite soil.

Direction and angle:
15 degrees Northeast.

Ridge direction and shape:
Vertically east to west.

About the climate

Climate:
Cold region surrounded by mountains.

Surroundings and environmental circumstances:
The farm is positioned in the vicinity of a dam, which is far away from the activity of the town. Fogs and mists occur often, improving the tea’s aroma. 

About the tea cultivar species

Cultivar details - Samidori

Breeder:
Masajirō Koyama.

History:
Derived from a tea bush native to the Uji region. Registered in 1953.

Growth:
Intermediate grower with a wide period for harvest.

Specifications:
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.

Brewing guidelines

Suggested measurements for 1 bowl of ‘koicha’ thick tea.
Measurements per person (multiply by as many persons needed).

Amount of tea

4g
(three heaping tea scoops)

Water temperature

90℃

Water amount

30cc

Steeping duration

Stir firmly
with a bamboo tea whisk

Additional comments:

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.

Additional impressions:

When blended as thick tea this tea produces a minimum amount of bitters and astringency, and treats its drinker to a fragrant and creamy delight.

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Weight75 g
Size

HS-code

0902.10.90

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