ITARU

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$47

7 in stock (can be backordered)

Purchase this product and earn 470 points!

2022 Harvest

Description

A rare and exceptional competition-grade matcha from Yame, creamy, extra sweet and with a remarkable fragrance, and just the right amount of bitter notes. The vibrant emerald green of its fine powder is beautiful.

Its rich umami leaves a wonderfully smooth mouthfeel. Its high levels of caffeines and theanine help your body and mind stay focused and packed with energy. A extraordinary treat for the most demanding matcha connoisseurs.

Here is what Yuka san, our tea instructor, says about ITARU:

“ITARU is a matcha that tastes like happiness. It contains a lot of umami, it is sweet and subtly astringent. This matcha has vegetal and nutty notes while being superbly smooth. It has a pronounced full-bodied aftertaste that distinguishes it from other matcha. It stays in the mouth for a long time and makes you want to go back to it. Good for making usucha (light matcha) and koicha (strong matcha). As koicha, its flavors are rich and splendid!
I find it delicious no matter how you drink it.”

Like with all matcha, please store ITARU in your fridge and keep it away from heat sources and direct sunlight.

Producer

CHISAKO MISOTA
Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Competition-grade Matcha
 

Tasting Notes

Packing
Packed in an alu bag, inside an alu can.

Conservation

Unopened
6 months 

Opened
6 weeks 

Preparation
Tea quantity
2g /0.07oz
Water quantity
70ml /2.37oz
Temperature
80C / 176F
Brewing time
0s

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Tasting Guide

sweetness

A sweet-tasting tea is a very light tea that leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.

UMami

Although there is no official translation of the word “umami”, some call it “savory taste”: it leaves a mild and lasting pleasant brothy after taste and is recognized as one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It also induces salivation and a furriness sensation on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth.

BITTERNESS

The natural bitterness of green tea comes from the way it is made. Unlike black and oolong teas, green teas are made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, which keeps the antioxidants intact, but also gives them the bitter taste. This bitterness can be regulated with the water temperature : the higher the more bitter and vice-versa.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring stimulant, found in several plants. Caffeine is water soluble, and is extracted into the brewed cup when preparing tea. In most cases, tea has much less caffeine than coffee.

CATECHINS

Catechins are a type of polyphenol (EGCG) and are the main astringency component in green tea, long known as tannins. In order to release more catechins you will need higher brewing temperature at around 80 but this will also increase the astringency and bitterness of your tea because of the caffeine. Dont use such temperatures for Gyokuro.

THEANINE

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

ASTRINGENCY

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

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ITARU

$47

7 in stock (can be backordered)

Purchase this product and earn 470 points!

2022 Harvest

Description

A rare and exceptional competition-grade matcha from Yame, creamy, extra sweet and with a remarkable fragrance, and just the right amount of bitter notes. The vibrant emerald green of its fine powder is beautiful.

Its rich umami leaves a wonderfully smooth mouthfeel. Its high levels of caffeines and theanine help your body and mind stay focused and packed with energy. A extraordinary treat for the most demanding matcha connoisseurs.

Here is what Yuka san, our tea instructor, says about ITARU:

“ITARU is a matcha that tastes like happiness. It contains a lot of umami, it is sweet and subtly astringent. This matcha has vegetal and nutty notes while being superbly smooth. It has a pronounced full-bodied aftertaste that distinguishes it from other matcha. It stays in the mouth for a long time and makes you want to go back to it. Good for making usucha (light matcha) and koicha (strong matcha). As koicha, its flavors are rich and splendid!
I find it delicious no matter how you drink it.”

Like with all matcha, please store ITARU in your fridge and keep it away from heat sources and direct sunlight.

Producer

CHISAKO MISOTA
Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Competition-grade Matcha
 

Tasting Notes

Packing
Packed in an alu bag, inside an alu can.

Conservation

Unopened
6 months 

Opened
6 weeks 

Preparation
Tea quantity
2g /0.07oz
Water quantity
70ml /2.37oz
Temperature
80C / 176F
Brewing time
0s

 

 

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Then you drink it properly.
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