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Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶

Packaging Size: 20g Tin

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About Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶

Description: A single cultivar 100% Asahi matcha from Shirakawa, Uji. This powerful matcha exudes a sophisticated floral fragrance that transitions to a much deeper more savory profile on the palate. Rich with a notable power and rich finish. Prepare yourself for one of our most rich and decadent matcha - made by a true living legend.

What is so special about this tea? This matcha hails from unarguably the most revered tencha garden in all of Uji - The gardens of Mr. Kiyoharu Tsuji. Tsuji san has mastered the production of a handful of cultivars with Asahi being the diamond in his crown. With more #1 showings at Japan's all national tea fair, it is safe to say his name is etched in the history of Uji tea production. His teas exude a notable power from intensive garden management and fertilization as well as the deep red clay soil of Shirakawa. The L-Theanine and Amino Acid levels of his teas are some of the highest recorded - and this comes through on the palate. We recommend using slightly cooler water to bring out that umami.

Recommended for: A pinnacle grade matcha experience - a matcha with a lot of character

Notes on Production

Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

A single 100% single cultivar Asahi matcha - shaded 30+ days, hand picked and gently stone milled.

Cultivars: Asahi

Tasting Notes

Intense Umami | Floral | Powerful Finish


Uji, Japan

Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews

Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶

Another Outstanding Kettl Matcha

Sometimes I think that Kettl is singlehandedly getting us through the pandemic (okay, with a little help from our Fellow Stagg teapot). As promised, this matcha was strong on umami, but less astringent than I was expecting based on the tasting notes. Another cherished discovery--thank you!


This is the Matcha if you want to treat yourself - so vegetal, creamy, and smooth!

Theanine Bomb

I was on a hunt for the most L-Theanine packed matcha, and I found it! Holy macaroni!!

Best matcha

I really think this matcha is the best one I have tried from Kettl so far. I has a perfect umami flavor and no bitterness, very smooth to the palate. Thank you!

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