Description: Hanaka is a smooth and decadent Matcha with a satisfying dark chocolate aroma. Hanaka translates to "Summer flower" and embodies the soft, sweet breezes of southern Japan. Made from select tea leaves from Yame prefecture that were shaded 20 days, harvested and gently processed. Yame represents the future of Matcha production and Hanaka could be the poster child for what we love about this region: incredible fragrance, low astringency, a soft cocoa-y nuttiness, and an undeniable value. We don't take the task of sourcing our teas lightly - and more are passed over than chosen for our catalog. But We loved this tea from the first sip and are confident it will be a classic. We know our customers demand the highest standards and we are certain Hanaka will exceed them.
What we love about this tea: Hanaka's charm is in its ease. This tea brews up wonderfully regardless. Some days you might not want to measure water or matcha powder - and from our tests, Hanaka turns delivers under almost all circumstances. Hot, Cold, as a (decadent) latte. It just tastes great. Period.
Notes on Production
Single Grower | Single Producer | Multi Cultivar
20 day shaded Matcha from Fukuoka | Usucha
Cultivars: Seasonal Blend
Cocoa Powder | Toasty | Gentle
I had this in the store. And then bought a tin. This is just amazing. Fantastic sweet aroma. No bitterness at all. Love this tea. Also it relaxes me like crazy. Very few teas have that effect. I am guessing this is really high in L-theanine
Upon opening my first tin of Hanaka matcha, I was greeted with a burst of deep chocolate aroma that immediately reminded me of a freshly made mug of hot chocolate during the Christmas holiday season. It is certainly a refreshing change from Uji Prefecture's more earthy and marine/oceanic aromas from their Asahi and Hikari blends. Thank you Kettl for this amazing jewel of a matcha. Hanaka has earned a place in my favorites list.
Kettl matcha never misses, tastes exactly like the tasting notes!
The quality of this matcha makes it well worth the price. I’ve been a fan of Kettl for a while but this was my first online purchase from them and it was just as good as I expected. Great quality, great flavor, with subtle hints of dark chocolate and earthy notes. Makes for a great iced matcha!
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