Description: Our gentlest offering to date and a true representation of the very best of Yame matcha, Soukou is fresh and velvety with a soft finish. We love this matcha green tea not only because it's an astounding value, but because it offers a wonderful glimpse of the charm of Fukuoka matcha: Nutty and velvety with a fragrant finish.
What is so special about this tea? Soukou matcha tea is a key addition to our catalog as it represents and wonderful value while remaining first flush, stone milled matcha. Most matcha at this price point come from a later harvest and may undergo jet milling as opposed to the gentle stone milling which retains more flavor and aroma. We proud to put this matcha up against any in the marketplace - and even more proud to be able to offer it for under $20. Our outstanding partnerships and unsatiable drive to bring you the best results in a matcha we want to drink again and again.
Recommended for: We love this matcha straight or blended with oat milk for a matcha latte. Prepared traditionally, Soukou is fragrant and light on the palate. As a latte, the color and flavor cut through milk quite well and the tea retains its radiance even in milk.
Notes on Production
Multi Grower | Single Producer | Multi Cultivar
A blend from throughout Yame, Soukou is shaded for 20+ days and stone milled
Cultivars: Yabukita, Okumidori, Tsuyu Hikari
Fresh Cut Grass | Toasted Peanut | White Flower
I ordered this as a sampling of Kettl’s new on site milling capabilities for producing matcha. I had to adjust my expectations.! I prefer a richer, thinker matcha, it found this to be clean and refreshing and great for blending with other beverages and food.
I drink this or the Hanaka every day. It’s great hot or iced.
Great entry level matcha. Great flavor and color. In the words of Emil from Ratatouille: “Definitely detecting nuttiness”. Unfortunately, the price is still a bit high for daily consumption at my financial state even as the entry level option. I understand its quality stuff, and it is and I respect that, but I can’t afford to drink this daily as a graduate student. At $2 a day, that can add up quick (10 servings per container). Cheaper than buying coffee/matcha out daily, but not as cost effective as some of the Kettle senchas or premium black coffee.
Soukou Matcha | 爽香
A very well balanced and easy to drink matcha. Super smooth and creamy. Neither too sweet or overly bitter. Fresh and slightly earthy and green aroma and taste with a mildly nutty toastiness. Would probably be a good choice for matcha beginners. Kettl never disappoints me.
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