Organic matcha is rare in Japan in general, and in Kyushu in particular. Stone-ground by the highly skilled team of Koga Cha Gyo in Yame, the leaves of this premium unblended organic matcha come from Kagoshima.
Hand-picked during the first harvest of the year, this ceremonial-grade matcha is a true gem that will win the hearts of the most demanding matcha lovers. Its deep emerald color will impress you, along with its sweetness, perfumed notes and savory umami.
With its light touch of astringency and creamy aftertaste, this matcha offers you a refined experience. For this exceptional matcha, we introduce a new elegant silver tin packaging, as well as refill bags that can be purchased separately.
Food pairing recommendations
You may enjoy this tea by itself or pair it with a wagashi, a piece of chocolate, or a dark chocolate truffle. This matcha may also be paired with light seafood dishes or with a semi-soft cheese like smoked gouda or havarti, or sifted onto a salad with spring greens and fresh fruit, like strawberries.
For even more information and guidance on Miyuki, you can enjoy the complete review by Alex Ahearn in our tasting corner.
InformationNet Weight: 40gHarvest: 2022Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Premium Matcha Organic: Yes JASCultivars: Yabukita Conservation: 8 months unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
Koga Kumiko san represents the fourth generation at her family business KOGACHA GYO in Yame, Fukuoka. Working alongside her mother, president of the company, and her father, director of operations, she is a tea instructor.Dedicated to lead her company through the challenges of the green tea industry in the 21st century, she is in charge of overseas sales. She also travels around the world to give tea seminars to introduce Yame green tea to foreign tea lovers.