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Asahi Honzu Matcha | あさひ抹茶



Packaging Size: 20g Tin

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About Asahi Honzu Matcha | あさひ抹茶

Description: We are excited to offer an unblended 100% Asahi cultivar matcha. The leaves of this matcha have been cultivated in the shade of traditional rice straw coverings, hand-picked, and gently processed. This Asahi won the 2019 All Kyoto #1 Tencha. Furukawa san and his wife make some of the most sought after matcha in all of Kyoto. Their farm is situated in the prestigious area on the banks of the Uji river and benefits from nitrogen-rich, well-drained soil. Combined with meticulous garden management, it is no wonder his teas are so refined.

What is so special about this tea? Single cultivar matcha is still incredibly rare to find in the consumer market place. Due to the wonderful relationship we have cultivated with the producer, several kilograms a year are made available to us. Brewing this tea takes some focus and a bit more time than regular tea, but the results are astounding. Asahi matcha is both elegantly soft and simultaneously powerful. The incredible skill that went into the garden management, harvest and production of this tea make it one of the most astounding products we've come across [the 2019 version of this won the Kyoto National Tea Fair #1 Tencha]. This tea embodied a certain finesse we have never come across: rich while maintaining sophisticated levity - an incredible tension of deep and light.

Recommended for: Refined matcha not generally found even within Japan's domestic market.



Notes on Production

Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

Pinnacle grade, 100% Asahi Matcha. Straw shaded, 25+ days shading, hand harvested.

Cultivars: Asahi



Tasting Notes

Sweet Corn | Elegant Umami | Citrus


Origin

Uji, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
83%
(20)
13%
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4%
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T
Tina Zimmerman
excellent

delicious matcha

M
Matthew Shapiro
Very good

It is almost amazing

J
Joshua Hwang
Strong Beginning, Mellow Finish.

After trying several bowls Kettl's Asahi Honzu matcha, I have decided that my overall final verdict of this specific matcha is a solid A+ (99%), the only reason why I'm not giving it a full (100%) A+ is because: while it starts with a very undeniable burst of natural earthy sweetness with the very first sip, the sweet flavor is gradually lost with each consecutive sip towards finishing the bowl. This is my only issue with this specific matcha. Other than that it is very much a delightful experience every time I whisk a fresh bowl. I especially enjoy the subtle natural marine smell/flavor of konbu and the fact that this particular Asahi matcha has virtually no bitterness whatsoever. Absolutely will order Kettl's Asahi again in the future.

M
Molly Birkholm
Tea was great, but part of my order didn’t come

I enjoyed the tea. However, I ordered a bamboo matcha spoon with everything else and it was not in the box with the other items.

K
Kev B
Amazing

Very smooth, no bitterness.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
83%
(20)
13%
(3)
0%
(0)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
T
Tina Zimmerman
excellent

delicious matcha

M
Matthew Shapiro
Very good

It is almost amazing

J
Joshua Hwang
Strong Beginning, Mellow Finish.

After trying several bowls Kettl's Asahi Honzu matcha, I have decided that my overall final verdict of this specific matcha is a solid A+ (99%), the only reason why I'm not giving it a full (100%) A+ is because: while it starts with a very undeniable burst of natural earthy sweetness with the very first sip, the sweet flavor is gradually lost with each consecutive sip towards finishing the bowl. This is my only issue with this specific matcha. Other than that it is very much a delightful experience every time I whisk a fresh bowl. I especially enjoy the subtle natural marine smell/flavor of konbu and the fact that this particular Asahi matcha has virtually no bitterness whatsoever. Absolutely will order Kettl's Asahi again in the future.

M
Molly Birkholm
Tea was great, but part of my order didn’t come

I enjoyed the tea. However, I ordered a bamboo matcha spoon with everything else and it was not in the box with the other items.

K
Kev B
Amazing

Very smooth, no bitterness.