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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, and traditionally ground with large granite wheels, 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 pureed cream of spinach soup and the delicate astringency of fresh-cut green leaves. Packaged in a 30 gram tin.
This tea is both IMO/Switzerland and USDA Certified Organic.