Passionate About Fresh Matcha.
That's why we imported our granite matcha mills from Japan and source the highest quality tea leaves (tencha) from Uji, in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture, home of the world's best and most respected tencha growers.
All cultivars and blends are packaged in 20g tins, sealed for freshness and in most cases, milled today and shipped tomorrow!
Our Rare Cultivars
Occassionaly our partner in Uji Japan sends us special tencha that he comes across, in smaller quantities. The flavors and textures are always extraordinary, and when they're gone, they're gone!
Source the Best Tencha
There is no substitute for sourcing leaves from the most respected, small crop tencha growers in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture. Our supplier has lived there for years, cultivating the close relationships essential to sourcing the best tea leaves.
Prepare the Leaves
Milling matcha is part art and part ... well, actually, it's all art, beginning with ensuring that the tencha is free of stems and other material, which can ruin flavor and texture, before we start milling. We do it all by hand, and sift everything several times to be sure that only leaves make it into the mill.
Mill. Not Too Fast. Not Too Slow.
As soon as our mills and hand-carved mill stones arrived from Japan we set ourselves to the task of becoming students of matcha milling and blending. It's a slow process that yields 40-50 grams per hour and requires constant attention. Running the mills too fast will generate unwanted heat, which degrades the flavor.