Matcha is grown in the shade just like Gyokuro, but after the leaves are steamed, tather than being kneaded, the dried “tencha” is ground into a powder on a grindstone. Besides being used in ritual tea ceremonies, the powder is also a common ingredient in sweets. Matcha is mainly produced in Uji, Kyoto. Matcha has everything you could want in a tea with its combination of sweetness, savoriness, and bitterness.
For the frequently-asked questions about the grade A~S, each grade is mainly defined by “Production area x Tea farmer x Crop quality in the season”.
Tea fairs are held in Japan and the tea grades such as aroma, a liquid color degree of a leaf color, and flavor in each season are decided as comprehensive evaluation by the most professional among professionals. Thus, please understand that the grade A~S can be decided in order from the best for each season. There is no grading system by light-steam, normal-steam, and deep-steam as often mentioned. Instead, normal-steam primarily created by Souen Nagatani is original as green tea. Because a tea processed for deep-steamed tea was not a good quality tea due to a strong taste of bitterness and astringency, a deep-steamed production process was developed. As indicated by the Japanese word “WabiSabi”, the pronounced flavor of green tea (even a plain-flavor appearance like a local cuisine of Kyoto) will be preferred in Uji as a main tea growing center.
As described above, since a tea quality does not depend on production process (e.g. Level of steam), it is not always true that a tea would be good if paying for higher value so determining a tea quality can definitely be difficult without a distinguishing insight for tea contents. It will be the best if our insight with the Uji history can assist you to absolutely select and enjoy a delicious tea.
This small box houses the microcosm of “wabisabi:” the good old heart of Japan, and Japanese minimalism.
This is an all-in-one package for you to enjoy the tea that generals and emperors have loved since ancient times, along with the spirit of wabisabi, to the fullest.
If you want to start your journey on the path of tea, or if you are interested in tea, all you need is to purchase this set to easily get started. We at WabiSabi offer two types of starter kits; this Matcha Box and Japanese Green Tea Box. Please choose your preferred one!
■Why So Green?
This matcha is grown and processed entirely in Uji district in Kyoto, Japan. Uji is the birthplace of Green Tea, and famous for its quality and aroma.
Feel a real Matcha. Absolutely you marvel at this Matcha.
■Who is the best for this Matcha Box Set?
A person who wants to try tea ceremony, but don’t you think it’s difficult to get all the items for ready? It’s not. This Matcha Box kit will give you a brilliant moment as if you are experiencing tea ceremony in Kyoto. This kit has all items needed for tea ceremony which is made in Japan, tea are all form Uji district, Kyoto. Explore the authentic Kyoto Matcha, and feel the real WabiSabi.
■4 points you need to follow
The most important aspects of brewing tea are as follows:
- Amount of hot water
- Amount of tea leaves
- Brewing time
Once you have ensures that these points are taken care of, all you need to do is to pour out your tea until the last drop!
|Ingredients||MatchaA, Bamboo whisk, Tea spoon, Tea bowl, Tea caddy|
|Country of origin||Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan|
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