These matcha's are milled from the highest quality tencha, grown in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture and sourced specially for River & Stone from the best tencha farmers. We've been milling these cultivars since our first mill arrived from Japan two years ago and couldn't be happier with their flavors, aromas and textures!
All River & Stone Matchas are sold in 20 gram airtight tins, wrapped in hand-made washi paper.
A word about Single Cultivar Matcha ...
You may alread know that matcha available in both Japan and the West is usually a blend of cultivars (i.e., Asahi, Okumidori, Samidori). Tea Masters work hard to create consistent blends from year-to-year, which means changing ratios of their cultivars, based upon each year's flavor profile. While we love blended matcha - and make a few of our own - we are also fascinated by single cultivars. Drinking single cultivar matcha is a fun way to appreciate the subtle differences not only of each cultivar, but of terroir. Even the same cultivar from the same farmer will taste slightly different each year, which for us, helps keep matcha perpetually exciting!