Why do we love Uchu Matcha?
Uchū matcha is a favorite of ours that we added to our menu last year as a special colloboration with our friends from Uchū in NYC. A round, creamy matcha from Uji City - Uchu exudes an intoxicatingly herbaceous aroma with a refined, milky sweetness on the palate and a sophisticated, mildly astringent finish. This is our most "classic"" matcha tea embodying all the hallmarks of old school Uji matcha: fragrance, finesse and power.
What is so special about this Uchu Matcha?
This classic matcha green tea is the fruit born from the labor of four individuals - three farmers and one master tea blender (chashi). The synergy is remarkable and makes for a matcha tea we drink regularly because, well - it is just so well balanced. Uji is a region that still provides a singular matcha experience that you can get nowhere else and Uchu matcha tea does a wonderful job of encapsulating that Uji magic.
What Does Uchu Matcha Taste Like?
Fragrance: The aroma of Uchu is unique to Uji - We describe it as a combination of fresh tomato vine and a milky raspberry scent. A sweet brioche note is also quite noticeable.
Taste: Uchu has the hallmark floral notes of the lightly processed Tencha from Uji. First you'll find a hint of cacao and fresh nori seaweed followed by lemon zest, fresh greens and a balanced savory umami.
Single Grower | Single Producer | Multi Cultivar
22 Day Honzu Straw Shading, Hand Picked, Stone Milled
Cultivars: Asahi, Uji Hikari
How To Make Uchu Matcha
Usucha (Thin Traditionally Whisked Matcha)
Koicha (Thick Preparation )
If umami is your thing, lower your water temperature to about 165F.
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