MATCHA STARTER SET
Premium Organic Ceremonial 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. A ceremonial grade, it is 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.
Matcha Tea Bamboo Whisk
The traditional matcha whisk (or chasen) is a single piece of bamboo, hand split into 120-tines, curled at the end for expert whisking of matcha into it's signature froth. A must for making the best matcha.
Bamboo Matcha Tea Scoop
This "chashaku" or matcha scoop was hand-carved from bamboo in Japan. Scoops like this have been made and used for hundreds of years. A must for any matcha tea set.
Matcha Whisk Stand (Black)
Keep your matcha whisk in top form with this porcelain whisk holder (or chasen-tate). Its tulip-like shape supports the whisk's tines in their ideal curved shape, extending the life of your whisk while also displaying it as an objet d'art.