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Cultivar Comparison: Azuma Tea Garden Matcha - Yabukita, Okumidori, and Samidori

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Cultivar Comparison: Azuma Tea Garden Matcha - Yabukita, Okumidori, and Samidori
Cultivar Comparison: Azuma Tea Garden Matcha - Yabukita, Okumidori, and Samidori
Cultivar Comparison: Azuma Tea Garden Matcha - Yabukita, Okumidori, and Samidori
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A set of pure matcha green tea powders in three different cultivars: yabukita, samidori, and okumidori. Available in 15-gram resealable retail bags.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Family-owned tea farm specializing in matcha products: They are tencha farmers, cultivating leaves that are shaded then processed without rolling into a flaky shape. These tencha leaves are then, ground into matcha tea powder.

Cultivars are “cultivated varieties” identified for specific characteristics and propagated by cuttings to create a field of the same plant DNA. Each matcha is made from a specific cultivar and packaged in bags of 15 grams.

All matcha use 100% Wazuka (Kyoto) grown tea. No artificial coloring, preservative, or chemical additives.

YABUKITA

Identified in 1908 by Sugiyama Hikosaburo in Shizuoka, and officially registered in 1953, the yabukita cultivar is the most common tea plant cultivar in Japan with an approximately 80% share. The rich flavor of the leaves makes it popular for sencha, but it provides a weaker umami taste and is not usually used for matcha as a result.

SAMIDORI

The samidori cultivar is a tencha specific cultivar, with a bright color and rich umami flavor perfect for matcha.

OKUMIDORI

Okumidori Matcha is a vivid green Uji matcha made from the tea plant cultivar okumidori. Cultivars are “cultivated varieties” identified for specific characteristics and propagated by cuttings to create a field of the same plant DNA. The okumidori cultivar is known for having a strong taste and aroma.

PRODUCT INFO

NAME: Matcha Cultivar Series (Yabukita, Samidori, Okumidori)
PRODUCER: Azuma Chaen
LOCATION: 125- 1 Miyano Monzen, Wazuka-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-1204, JAPAN

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