Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa matcha grower holding award
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶
Shirakawa matcha grower holding award

Shirakawa Asahi Matcha | 白川あさひ抹茶

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From arguably the most revered garden in Uji this incredible 100% Asahi cultivar matcha is grown by Mr Kiyoharu Tsuji - Japan’s most awarded producer of matcha. Tsuji san's somewhat radical approach to garden management produces matcha with incredibly high levels of Theanine - sometimes double the amount of conventional teas. We invite you to try this special small allotment from a legend of Uji.

Tasting Notes: Concentrated umami / Vanilla / Meringue Sweetness

Tea Origin: Uji, Japan

Packaging: 20g Canister

 

Traditional Matcha
Usucha: In a tea bowl, whisk 2g of sifted Matcha powder with 65g of water (180°F) with a bamboo whisk until a fine foam is achieved.

Koicha: In a tea bowl, add 4g of sifted Matcha powder and 30-35g of water (180°F) and knead gently with a whisk until the matcha is completely mixed and is the texture of paint.

Iced Matcha: Add 2g of sifted Matcha to a tumbler or thermos, add 200g of cold filtered water and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour over ice.

Storage: Keep the tin in the refrigerator. After opening, place the tin in a ziploc bag before returning to the fridge - this will protect the tea from absorbing any aromas from your refrigerator.

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.

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How do we describe Asahi matcha?

remarkably rich

Made from 100% Asahi cultivar from a single garden. This is the flagship Matcha produced by the famed Kiyoharu Tsuji. The richest and most umami laden Matcha in our catalog. A stunning achievement.

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