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GREEN TEA: Matcha First Class 2023 harvest

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Matcha - first class 2023

Organic green tea, Japan

20 grams

Flavour: greens, nut, marine 
This first-class 2023 Spring matcha is a blend of first flush leaves from tea farms in Kirishima, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan. It has a smooth, thick mouthfeel with notes of green vegetables, nuts and hints of marine in the finish.

Kirishima’s cool climate often generates fog, which acts as a natural curtain to block sunlight from the tea plant. The plants are also shaded with cloth before harvest. Shading from the sun intensifies the chlorophyll content, the tea’s ‘umami’ flavour, and the helpful amino acid L-theanine. Once the leaves are harvested, they are steamed, their veins and stems removed, and then dried before being ground by a stone mill into a fine powder.

Certified organic by Kagoshima Organic Agriculture Association (KOAA).

Preparation: Whisk 1/4 - 1/2 tsp in 100mls hot water (60 - 80°C). Or, to create a matcha frappe: blend or shake ¼ - ½ teaspoon of matcha with 200mls  milk of your choice (we like almond). You can also add matcha into your smoothie for an extra nutrient boost.

To make it easy for you to prepare matcha, take a look at our Matcha Set, which includes a bowl, whisk and scoop along with a pouch of matcha. 

Learn more: by reading our blog, 'Why you should be drinking matcha'.