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Asahi Natural Ceremonial Matcha. Stone Milled in USA. Tencha from Uji Japan.

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Our Asahi ceremonial matcha is the most complex single cultivar matcha we've tasted. It delivers a flavor profile full of incredible umami and creaminess, with top notes of black pepper, orchid and dried herbs. 

This is way beyond organic matcha. The tea leaves for our Asahi are grown by Uji's foremost natural tencha farmer, whose products are used in Kyoto's oldest tea house. He uses no sprays or fertilizers, and pursues regenerative farming methods. His methods have been highly successful. As a result, he is transitioning the entire family farm to his style of growing.

For reference, it seems that the Asahi cultivar is the basis of almost all award-winning matcha these days, as the cultivar is capable of such depth on its own. For some reason it has the highest potential for a high savory amino acid content. Asahi is our farmer's mainstay, and he has done truly remarkable things with it! This matcha is perfect for both thin (usucha) and thick (koicha) matcha, and our local tea ceremony schools love using it in their own matcha ceremonies. 

As always, we import the tencha ourselves to Minneapolis, and hold it in cold storage until we need to mill some. Then, we mill all tins of matcha to-order on our traditional granite stone mills, ensuring the freshest matcha possible! 

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  • Sealed Tins for Freshness

    We really take our matcha freshness seriously!

    Your 20 gram tin is milled-to-order and immediately packaged in an air-tight cannister before being shipped.