Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan.
About the manufacturer
About the tea garden
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.
Granite geology; Decomposed granite soil.
Direction and angle:
15 degrees Northeast.
Ridge direction and shape:
Vertically east to west.
About the 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
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.
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.
Learn more (video content):
Premium Pesticide-free Koicha-grade Matcha – Wazuka no Mukashi