River & Stone Tea
Yabukita Ceremonial Matcha
What sets our matcha apart?
- All of our matcha - including each sampler set - is milled-to-order from the finest Wazuka Tencha.
- We insist on starting only with naturally-farmed Tencha, grown without pesticides and artificial fertilizers.
- Milling the matcha fresh ensures the highest concentration of aromatic and beneficial compounds, making for a healthier and more complex tea.
- We mostly highlight single Cultivar matcha. This means that each batch is different from the next, and regional and seasonal variation gets a chance to truly shine in each of our teas.
What is Yabukita?
Yabukita is the most popular cultivar in Japan, consistently producing high-quality, complex tea.
What makes our Yabukita unique?
Our Yabukita Tencha comes from Wazuka's foremost biodynamic farmer, whose methods have been so successful that he is in the process of applying them to the entire family farm.
His Tencha produces incredibly complex, full-bodies matcha, and this Yabukita is no exception, with notes of nori, mushroom, bell pepper, and orchid.
As with all of our matcha, our Yabukita is milled-to-order to ensure the highest degree of complexity and beneficial compounds. To preserve our tea's freshness, we immediately package it with oxygen absorbers in heat-sealed packets that have been flushed with argon gas, then ship within 24 hours of milling.