Ceremonial Premium Organic Matcha Tea
Just as with fine champagne, restrictions in geography and nutrient levels make it extraordinarily challenging to make a stellar organic matcha. Without fertilizer, tea plants often lack the nutrients (and particularly the nitrogen) they need to produce their best leaves. All too often, this results in a sub-par matcha. Thankfully, our Premium Organic Matcha is an exception to this rule. Handcrafted almost entirely from gyokuro leaves, this rare, organic matcha has a gorgeous chartreuse color with a profoundly sweet, fresh aroma and a light iodine note. It readily froths into a full, pale green, foamy head with a deep green body. The liquid aroma is rich and intensely fresh, without the bitter tones of lesser matchas. Flavors of stewed collard greens, steamed spinach and kale are complemented by a thick, buttery sweetness and a delicate taste of mountain apple tree blossoms. The clean, creamy aftertaste is reminiscent of puréed cream of spinach soup and the delicate astringency of fresh-cut green leaves.
Our matcha is both IMO/Switzerland and USDA Certified Organic. Harvested 2013