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Matcha Gen Ryu | Asahi + Samidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR Matcha Gen Ryu | Asahi + Samidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
Matcha Gen Ryu | Asahi + Samidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR Matcha Gen Ryu | Asahi + Samidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

Matcha Gen Ryu | Asahi + Samidori

$60.00

  • Experience:  rich, umami intense, clean finish. Verdant aroma and flavour.  Notes of chard, dandelion greens, watercress. 

    Origin:  Ogura Cho (Uji), Kyoto, Japan   |   35ºN 136ºE

    Cultivars:  50% Asahi, 50% Samidori

    Asahi (朝日) is one of the most finicky yet rewarding tea cultivars; producing plump, juicy leaves with monster umami, it is highly valued in the Kanzai region for shaded tea.  It is, for a reason that escapes our knowledge, not a registered cultivar at the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

    Samidori (さみどり) is an unregistered cultivar, originally from the Uji region, that is very popular for shade grown tea (like matcha and gyokuro).

     

    Grower:  the Yoshida family has been devoted to the art of tea over 300 years (17 generations).  Some cool facts:

    • The family was samurai; at the end of the Edo period, they quit the old job to grow tea.
    • Kisaburo Yoshida, the 14th generation of the Yoshida family, received the title of Living National Treasure from Japan. He was also named guardian of the tea garden at Kosanji Temple (Kyoto), known as Japan’s oldest tea garden.
    Photo Credit:  Yoshida San
    IMPORTANT:  we offer this tea in 20g re-fill packs, freshly milled and packed by Tsuji San at origin.  If you wish to add a Japanese airtight (collectible, re-usable) tin, please do so here.

  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 12:00PM - 6:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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