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Description
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.

Producer

KOGA CHA GYOU
Origin
100% Japanese green tea
Quality and Type
Premium Organic Matcha
Organic:
Yes, JAS certification
Cultivars
Yabukita
Tasting Notes
Packing
Aluminium tin with aluminum bag inside.
Conservation
Unopened
6 months
Opened
6 weeks
Preparation
Tea quantity
2g /0.07oz
Water quantity
70ml /2.37oz
Temperature
100C / 212F
Brewing time
0s

Reviews

Reviews

  1. John Schutt (verified owner)

    This is an incredible matcha. Not only is the balance of sweetness and umami perfect but the Theanine content is incredibly high so while I was alert and focused I was incredibly relaxed as well. Would buy this again in an instant.

  2. Ruta Katiliute (verified owner)

    I am very happy with this matcha! Smooth, rich aroma, very nice deep green color. It became my morning pleasure since. It is my first ceremonial grade matcha so I haven’t got much experience to compare it with other ceremonial grade matchas on offer, however comparing to organic matchas sold in Europe that I had before – the difference is immense. Would definitely buy again and I will!

  3. Mikhail Usachev (verified owner)

    Quite a pleasant matcha with a good foam, I tend to prepare it koicha style and it doesn’t become bitter at all.

  4. GabyV (verified owner)

    My friend usually only drink matcha latté, but she refused to drink this one with milk. The quality does not “matcha” single of the one that we tried before. It is way superior. The taste will make you realize that you have been doing it wrong.

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    Mon amie boit habituellement des matcha latté, mais elle refuse de boire ce thé avec du lait. La qualité est de loin supérieur à tout ce que nous avons essayé auparavant.

  5. JoeCrystal (verified owner)

    This is the first proper matcha I got directly from Japan rather than the local retailers. I was very pleased with the taste and it is quite easy to prepare. I especially like the tin it came in which I will certainly keep. I am especially looking forward to building a collection of these tins so I get a variety of matcha.

  6. Jared Ellerbrock (verified owner)

    Delicious matcha. My favorite Ikkyu matcha. Very good for an organic matcha. Would enjoy drinking this every day.

  7. Ron Helpman (verified owner)

    On first taste, I was impressed by the bold vegetal flavor of this matcha, though I found it somewhat lacking in depth. However, the taste rapidly faded, to be replaced by a sense of a something being missing–an eerie effect that I’ve never encountered before. I tried using the 100 C water recommended, to the same effect. I mixed it with another matcha with a fuller flavor, and the lack was just as prominent.

  8. Japanese Green Tea Drinker (verified owner)

    A very beautiful and sharp looking green. Very tasty sweetness with a complete lack of astringency, even when brewed at the recommended 100C! A very fine first flush organic matcha.

  9. Japanese Green Tea Drinker (verified owner)

    The striking green colour shows how fresh this matcha it. Taste profile was sweet, rich with no astringency what so ever. The true beauty of this matcha is the feeling it gave, very sharp/ focused, energised with out the jitters!

  10. senchagod (verified owner)

    best matcha i had. amazing. the color color of the powder and the drink is the brightest green ive seen in any matcha.
    the taste is creamy, sweet with no bitterness. i love drinking it in the morning, the energy boost you get lasts you all day.

  11. Lorenzo Giustozzi (verified owner)

    First matcha I tried, really sweet and creamy, it gives you the perfect energy in the morning.

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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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MIYUKI

$28$32

Clear
Earn up to 320 points.
Description
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.

Producer

KOGA CHA GYOU
Origin
100% Japanese green tea
Quality and Type
Premium Organic Matcha
Organic:
Yes, JAS certification
Cultivars
Yabukita
Tasting Notes
Packing
Aluminium tin with aluminum bag inside.
Conservation
Unopened
6 months
Opened
6 weeks
Preparation
Tea quantity
2g /0.07oz
Water quantity
70ml /2.37oz
Temperature
100C / 212F
Brewing time
0s

 

 

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