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Nishide Tea Factory's Hatsu Mukashi Matcha is what we call a Modern Heritage Grade product, following all the steps of traditional centuries old matcha production with one step modernized, that of the shading material.
Tencha tea leaves blended and refined by Nishide-san are then ground into fine matcha powder at his partner's matcha stone mill factory. Leaves themselves are shaded under modern canopy shading for some 40 days (varies from year to year) for extra rich savory umami flavor.
Name: Heritage Grade Uji Matcha Hatsu Mukashi
Japanese name: 初昔 宇治抹茶
Ingredients: green tea
Net weight: 40 grams
Harvest: May-June depending on the year
Notes: Canopy shading for 40 days. Ground by stone mill.
Region: Ujitawara, Kyoto
About the Vendor
The Nishide Tea Factory is managed by husband and wife team, Takashi and Atsuko Nishide and their family. Established over 140 years ago, the Nishide family buys aracha tea (unrefined leaves) from severy partner tea farmers in Kyoto and surrounding prefectures, and refines them further to craft high quality tea leaves that are uniform in color and shape, and of course excellent in flavor.