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OKUMIDORI MATCHA | A Shizuoka Expression - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR OKUMIDORI MATCHA | A Shizuoka Expression - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
OKUMIDORI MATCHA | A Shizuoka Expression - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR OKUMIDORI MATCHA | A Shizuoka Expression - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

SAMIDORI MATCHA | A Shizuoka Expression

$28.00

  • SWISS KNIFE like tea.

    A bright, juicy cultivar with the chlorophyll punch of shizouka soil. This is a delicious, very affordable and insanely versatile single cultivar.  It is ideal for light usucha, a 'matcha americano', an affogato or a cortado.

     

    Origin: Hamamatsu, Tenryu, Shizuoka

    GPS: 34.9°N | 137.7°E
    Tencha Grower: Aguri Fu Cooperative
    Matcha Producer: Osada Natsumi
    Cultivar:  Samidori

    About the producer:  Osada Natsumi is a talented tea grower and artisan; he has one of the most educated noses we have ever encountered.  Osada San is a multiple award winner at Japan's National Tea Tasting Competition and is ranked as an '8th Dan' Tea Taster.

    Okumidori (おくみどり) is one of our favourite cultivars for matcha; very low astringency, rich umami and a silky finish are fairly common.  Okumidori was developed in Shizuoka as a hybrid of Yabukita and a native cultivar simply identified as Zairai 16. It is very popular in the Kansai and Fukuoka regions.  


    Recommendations:

    Matcha Americano:  a double shot of matcha + 180ml of water.
    1. Sift 2g of matcha into your bowl.
    2. Add 10ml of water (70° C) to 2g of matcha; whisk in circles, to create a homogenous paste.
    3. Add 50ml of water (70° C) and whisk briskly to create a rich froth.  20 seconds should be enough to create smooth, rich froth.
    4. Carefully, add 180ml of water (70° C) to your bowl.
    5. Enjoy!

    Matcha Cortado:  a concentrated double shot of matcha + 90ml of your favourite steamed (or warm) milk.
    1. Sift 2g of matcha into your bowl.
    2. Add 10ml of water (70° C) to 2g of matcha; whisk in circles, to create a homogenous paste.
    3. Add 20ml of water (70° C) and whisk briskly to create a rich froth.  20 seconds should be enough to create smooth, rich froth.
    4. Pour 90ml of steamed (or warm) milk on your tea.
    5. Enjoy!

     

     


     

     

  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 12:00PM - 6:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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