・Origin: Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan (single estate).
・Farmer: Azuma chaen.
・Cultivar: Samidori cultivar.
・Tea bush age: 10 years.
・Harvest: May 28, 2018.
・Type: Green tea / Pesticide free matcha
・Additional impressions: A refreshing and healthy bowl of matcha with minor bitterness and distinct fragrance. Especially suited for thin tea.
Cultivar chart – 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.
About the tea garden
・Name: Damu-hata (ダム畑)
・Area: 30 ares.
・Category: Tea farm.
・Soil type: Granite geology; Decomposed granite soil.
・Direction an angle: 15 degrees Northeast.
・Ridge direction and shape: Vertically east to west.
・Other specifications: 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.
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.
Measurements for 1 bowl.
・Amount of tea ：1.25g (two and a half tea scoop)
・Whisk briskly with a bamboo tea whisk