About the manufacturer
Organic tencha farmer on his small plot of tea gardens on the plains of Uji. He solely relies on natural enemies and his own eyes to repel bugs and safeguard the bushes of diseases.
About the tea garden
Matcha “Seian” (聖安) is one of the very few organically produced matcha teas that is suitable for use in the traditional service of thick tea.
The producer of this tea works his approximately 20 ares of tea fields, situated in the outskirts of Uji, all by himself and by hand. Instead of relying on chemical fertilisers, he instead employs straw, fish rests and lees from rape seed as nourishment to imbue the tea with a delicious flavour, while tending carefully to the two layers of covering above the bushes, continuously adjusting the balance of shade according to the position of the sun.
In addition, since the use of chemicals and pesticides has been absolutely omitted, the farmer relies on his own eyes only to discover and remove larger bugs on the tea leaf.
About the tea cultivar species
Cultivar details - Saemidori
Tea and vegetable Research institute in Mie Prefecture..
A breed between Yabukita and Asatsuyu. Registered in 1991 as #40.
An early grower sprouting approximately 4 days earlier than Yabukita, with a larger yield than the Yabukita cultivar. It is considered especially suitable for the manufacturing of Sencha and Gyokuro, producing a bright green color on the appearance of the tea leaf. The tea’s aroma is more fragrant than Yabukita with an umami rich body.
Cold resistance similar to Yabukita. Semi-resistant to anthracnose. Weak against ring spot diseases.
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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Premium Organic Koicha-grade Matcha – Seian
A masterpiece of creation, so far my favourite
Richard Panse (verified owner) –
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