TSUJI S18 MATCHA | 100% YABUKITA
This is the newest addition to our collection of micro-lots from multiple award winning Tsuji San. If you're looking for an easy going, everyday treat that is delicious both as usucha and ice-matcha, please consider this tea.
Experience: navy bean, well balanced astringency, juicy-sweet mouthfeel.
Cultivar: yabukita (やぶきた) is THE most popular cultivar in Japan, used for tea grown both under full sunshine and under shade.
GPS: 35ºN 136ºE
About the Grower:
Tsuji Kiyoharu is a legend; a fifth generation tea grower, he is the only living matcha farmer to have received awards from the Emperor (3 times!). He has also earned multiple medals from Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Tsuji Sensei started his quest of insane umami when he was only 20 years old; having asked some of the best know tea experts for advice, he invariable received the answer: ’start by learning in the fields’. And so he did; acknowledging that tea fields are a universe of ever-changing variables, Tsuji San has learned to ‘listen’ to his tea trees every single year. Organic fertilizer, shade, harvesting times and tea making techniques are adjusted accordingly. We can guarantee that every lot of tea from Tsuji San will be unique.
This tea is sold in 20g re-fill packs, freshly milled and packed by Yoshida San at origin. If you wish to add a Japanese airtight (collectible, re-usable) tin, please do so here.
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