Asahi Honzu Matcha (Single Cultivar)

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Asahi Honzu Matcha (Single Cultivar)

46.00

Ambrosial / Clear Umami / Concentrated Sweetness

We are excited to offer an unblended 100% Asahi Cultivar matcha from Uji, Japan. Single cultivar matcha is less common to find as blended matcha provides consistent, brand specific profiles which can be crafted year in and year out to with little variance. Blends generally represent medium to larger producers (We love blends too!) whereas single cultivar matcha is most commonly grown by smaller producers and is clearer bearer of terroir, seasonality, and the cultivars distinct profile.

Most often these smaller farmers will sell their tencha to other manufactures who use it for blends - we are lucky to be working with a revered producer, Furukawa San, who has made it a point to celebrate and share these unblended matchas. This is true "small batch" tea.

Asahi cultivar is revered in Uji for its natural sweetness, aroma, and deep green color. This is a wonderful opportunity to try a style of tea not commonly found outside of Japan's domestic market, or inside it for that matter. 

Appearance /

Bright yet slightly subdued green. Silky texture - uniform grind.

Fragrance /

Dry leaf: Rich and sweet with notes of Nori, Chocolate and a faint floral finish.

Whisked: Intense and lingering fragrances of chestnut and sweet grass.

Whisked Tea /

An otherworldly combination of intensity and grace. A forward umami and rich, round mouthfeel linger for several seconds before ending with a note of restraint allowing an absolutely focused sweetness to spread across the tongue.

Uji, Japan

20g can

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