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Dobashien No. 15: Imperial Matcha Tea Powder - Wabi Sabi

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Dobashien No. 15: Imperial Matcha Tea Powder - Wabi Sabi
US$93.50
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抹茶 侘寂
Imperial Matcha Tea Powder - Wabi Sabi

Wabi sabi is an aesthetic sense in Japanese art emphasizing quiet simplicity and subdued refinement, and is often used to appreciate the nature of tea ceremony.

This pinnacle of matcha tea powder, Wabi Sabi, comes in a sealed foil bag inside a storage can with Japanese washi paper, and wrapped in a gold-colored gift box. (Other items in the photo not included.)

About Matcha

Matcha is served at a traditional tea ceremony, or Chado. There are two main ways of preparing matcha at tea ceremony, one is Usu Cha (thin tea), the other is Koi Cha (thick tea). Thin tea is served to each guest in an individual bowl, while one bowl of thick tea is shared among several guests. This style of sharing a bowl of koicha first appeared in historical documents in 1586, and is a method considered to have been invented by the Chado master, Sen no Rikyū.

About Production

The production of matcha begins first with its leaves. Shaded for up to 4 weeks, like Gyokuro, leaves intended for matcha are then steamed and dried without rolling. After removing leaf stems and veins, the result is called Tencha.

Tencha is then ground into a fine powder using stone mills with 300 grams of the original tea leaf harvest used to make a mere 30 grams of matcha powder.

 

PRODUCT INFO

NAME
Imperial Matcha Tea Powder - Wabi Sabi
INGREDIENTS
100% Kyoto-grown tea 

SUPPLIER INFO 

NAME 
Dobashien Tea Company
LOCATION 
3-17-8 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052

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