Azuma Tea Garden: Matcha Cultivar Series Samidori, Premium Ceremonial Grade

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Net weight: 30g / 1 oz / Grinding Sept 2021
JPY ¥2,499

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Azuma Tea Garden is a family-operated, fourth generation farm specializing in matcha products. That is, they are tencha farmers who cultivate tea leaves that are shaded, then processed without rolling into a flaky shape. These tencha leaves are then ground into matcha powder. This Samidori matcha is a premium ceremonial grade matcha from the beautiful tea fields of Wazuka, Kyoto prefecture.

Cultivars are "cultivated varieties" identified for specific characteristics and propagated by cuttings to create a field of the same plant DNA. The samidori cultivar is a tencha specific cultivar and is a traditional Kyoto matcha variety. It is a perfect matcha for connoisseurs looking for a brilliant and bright color that is rich in mellowness and creaminess. This matcha comes from 100 % Wazuka (Kyoto Prefecture) grown tea. No artificial coloring, preservative, or chemical additives.

To discover a little bit more about Matcha Grades, please refer to Ian Chun’s article on Yunomi Matcha Grades.


Product Info

  • Name: Samidori Matcha
  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Contents & Packaging: 30g foil bag inside resealable bag.
  • Cultivar: Samidori
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Wazuka Village, Kyoto
  • Notes: Grown pesticide-free, but not yet certified organic. No artificial coloring, preservative, or chemical additives.
  • Producer: Azuma Tea Garden
  • Type: Family-operated tea garden
  • Location: 125-1 Miyano Monzen, Wazuka-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-1204, JAPAN


Matcha usage, storage, and quality preservation

Matcha comes in a small resealable packet with an inner bag containing 30 grams. After opening once, fold the inner bag and clip to reduce the amount of air as much as possible, then store in the resealable packet.

Storing in a cool, dry location away from sunlight (25C/75F degrees or lower, constant temperature environment) in the resealable bag should keep the matcha at optimum quality for 1-2 months. The more frequently you open the bag to use your matcha, the faster quality will degrade, but you’ll also be consuming it faster as well. After 1-2 months, the matcha will begin to degrade gradually in color and aroma first, and flavor later.

We don’t recommend storing in the refrigerator unless you are experienced in storing matcha. Odors from other foods in the refrigerator may seep in and contaminate the matcha, and condensation when removing the bag from storage may damage the matcha.

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