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Shirakawa Honzu Uji Hikari Matcha | 宇治ひかり抹茶

Packaging Size: 20g Tin

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About Shirakawa Honzu Uji Hikari Matcha | 宇治ひかり抹茶

Description: A single cultivar 100% Uji Hikari matcha from Shirakawa, Uji. A rare treat, this tea was shaded with 100% rice straw coverings known as Honzu. This imbues the tea with a rich, heady fragrance. Uji Hikari is easy to drink with a refreshing mouthfeel and long, buttery finish.

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 Uji Hikari being one of his most prized offerigs. 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 Uji Hikari matcha - shaded 25+ days, hand picked and gently stone milled.

Cultivars: Uji Hikari

Tasting Notes

Intense Umami | Heady Fragrance | Refreshing


Uji, Japan

Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Great Teas
Amazing matcha, amazing company
What a decadent cup

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