Mizota san has created a stunning and complex premium matcha using only the Yabukita cultivar. AYAKO has a silken texture with a bright bitterness and a full mouthfeel. This matcha highlights all of the wonderful characteristics and authenticity of Yame.
It has notes of avocado, parsnip, and cocoa husk which are followed by hints of corn and chocolate. It is a unique experience that you will want to enjoy. AYAKO's hand-plucked, single-estate leaves are grown and transformed in Yame with stone-ground mortars.
InformationNet Weight: 40gHarvest: 2022Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Premium Matcha Organic: No Cultivars: Yabukita Conservation: 6 months unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
Mizota Chisako san was born in Fukuoka prefecture in 1937. She got married at age of 19 and began to farm green tea. She worked hard every day, even when it was rainy or windy. The couple decided to open a tiny tea shop.After her husband won the top prize of the All Japan Green Tea Competition, a government award, their green tea became a sensation throughout all Japan.
What Customers say
This is an equilibrated matcha in terms of taste, bitterness and lingering umami, offered at a decent price / quality ratio.
I am not a fan of much bitterness in matcha, so I much prefer Ikkyu's higher grade matcha, especially the premium organic matcha. The price point on this one is quite good though.