Packaging Size: 20g Tin
Packaging Size: 20g Tin
Description: Vibrant and invigorating, our Shinme Matcha is round and silky with a balanced sweetness and pervasive finish. This is our top tier Usucha, or thin grade of matcha from Yame. This very special matcha green tea offers a deep rich flavor with a powerful fragrance and embodies a truly refined Usucha experience.
What is so special about this tea? Shinme hails from Hoshinomura, the lauded hamlet with a reputation for growing Fukuoka's most refined Tencha and Gyokuro. Nestled in the mountains, Hoshinomura has the ideal conditions and soil for tencha, the name given to the tea leaves used to produce matcha tea. Combine terroir with expert farming and production techniques, and Shinme matcha is born. A notable nuttiness is present in Shinme due to a technique know is Hiire - a gentle firing that pulls out sweetness and imbues the tea with a gentle cacao like fragrance.
Recommended for: A refined matcha for everyday use. We suggest making Shinme according to the traditional method outlined below.
Notes on Production
Single Grower | Single Producer | Multi Cultivar
A blend from Hoshinomura, Soukou is shaded for 20+ days and gently stone milled.
Cultivars: Saemidori, Okumidori, Tsuyu Hikari
Cacao | Buttered Corn | Hazelnut
Shinme Matcha | 新芽
This is my first foray into Kettl matcha after years of being on the fence about trying it (there are just too many horrible matchas out there). It had a slight nutty fragrance to it. I expected the taste to be something along those lines. However, this matcha froths up to an almost unreal consistency that gives it an excellent umami and leaves a lingering aftertaste. But there was this flavor. What is it? I made 4 bowls to try to put my finger on it. There's a pleasant tanginess in the aftertaste, some may call it astringency, but it's almost a tart taste. So enjoyable. But there is another flavor note that I didn't expect but couldn't name. Is that butter? It wasn't until that last bowl that I got the popcorn note. Sure enough, there's that note on the description. I've never seen a note that was so easy to pick out in a matcha. This was such a surprising matcha!
This is some first class matcha.
Best matcha I've had.
I’ve tried quite a few of the matchas from Kettl and they’re all excellent, vibrant and fresh, but Shinme is my favorite with its unique flavor. The tasting notes are spot on. It’s a delicious way to start the day!
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