YAME GOKOU MATCHA | Oishi San (50g)
Vibrant, intensely green, organically farmed (but not certified) matcha for everyday use.
Recommended for: daily usucha, matcha americano style (2 shots of matcha & 3oz-4oz hot water), matcha latte (oat, almond or whole milk).
Producer: Oishi San’s grandfather started this tea enterprise in 1940, a very turbulent time for Japan. He was dedicated to the production of old-school tea, using leaves from his family’s gardens. The enterprise remained old school until 1978, when he finally purchased machinery and refrigerators to produce the style of green tea that is so popular in modern Japan,
Today, Oishi San has one of the most sophisticated devices we’ve ever seen to micro-mill tencha into matcha. We think you will find the texture and vibrancy of this tea very pleasant.
Cultivar: Gokou (ごこう) was propagated from a ‘zairai’ (seedling) tea plant that grew in Uji in the 1950’s. With dark, rich colour and monster umami when grown in shade, gokou is a fairly popular cultivar for gyokuro and kabuse tea; it is, however, surprisingly uncommon for matcha.
Origin: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan | 33.2°N, 133.6°E
Suggested parameters for usucha:
This month’s tea has particularly intense herbal notes; for a traditional brew, we recommend0
- Add 10ml of cold water to 2g of matcha and create a homogeneous blend with your chasen.
- Add 45ml of water a at 70° C (cooler than for other teas) and whisk vigorously to create rich froth.
- Enjoy as is (if you like stronger tea) or slowly add another 25m of hot water, without affecting the froth.
The tea is also delicious on iced sparkling water (2g / 240ml), or oat milk (3g / 240ml).
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