Asahi Single Cultivar Matcha by Master Tea Farmer Tsuji Kiyoharu
This Asahi selection is Tsuji-san's flagship matcha. It's an extremely high quality and luxurious matcha with a velvety and delicate mouthfeel. Our tasting notes include creamy vanilla and a touch of chocolate aromatics with an incredible body. It is sweet and magically easy to drink. Highly recommended.
This single cultivar matcha, made from the highly regarded Asahi cultivar, hails from the red clays of Shirakawa, Uji. It is shaded for 60 days with canopy style shading and hand-picked. All of Tsuji's fertilizers are organic.
Tsuji Kiyoharu is a master at making matcha teas, so much so that he has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Agriculture in 2017. He is a fifth generation tea farmer with an innovative garden management strategy meant to push limits on what's possible for matcha teas. His teas have amino acid and theanine levels among the highest ever recorded. His unpruned gardens are picked once per year, so what you're getting with his matcha is a powerhouse of a tea.
We highly recommend using cooler water for this selection - 160 F is our preference.
Early May 2023 Harvest, rested for several months and ground in mid October. Each order is for 20 grams which is approximately ten bowls of tea using a traditional 2 gram serving.