TSUJI S21 MATCHA | SAMIDORI + YABUKITA
This is our first seasonal launch of a blended matcha by Tsuji San. A very well balanced blend of Samidori (さみどり) and Yabukita cultivars, this is a full bodied matcha with rich umami and a sweet finish.
Known for mind-blowing (yet not exactly low cost) tea, Tsuji San designed this matcha as an everyday treat that can reach a wider audience.
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).
Yabukita (やぶきた) is THE most popular cultivar in Japan, used for tea grown both under full sunshine and under shade.
TYPE MATCHA ORIGIN Uji,Kyoto, Japan GPS 35ºN 136ºE TASTING NOTES lightly cooked celery, snow peas GROWER Tsuji Kiyoharu
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.
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