The delicious blend of tencha leaves (tea leaf processed into flakes) by master blender, CEO Yuu Kobayashi, has created an exquisite matcha for tea ceremony practitioners. Izumi no Shiro, literally the "white of the wellspring", is a matcha with excellent, smooth umami flavor perfect for usucha.
Based on our own tasting, this product has the following profile. However, tastings are not conducted side by side, and different water, ambient temperature, etc. may affect the outcome. Please use this profile as a simple guide.
Umami strength (5 = strongest): 4/5
Astringency (5 = least astringent): 3/5
Color (1 = yellow, 5 = brilliant green): 5/5
Texture (1 = very grainy, 5 = very smooth): 5/5
- Name: Matcha Izumi no Shiro
- Japanese name: 抹茶 泉の白
- Net Weight: 40 gram / 1.4 oz (can)
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Grade: Ceremonial grade
- Harvest: May
- Region: Wazuka, Kyoto. Refined in Kyotanabe, Kyoto.
- Name: Shogyokuen
- Type: Tea factory, family business
- CEO: Hiroshi Kobayashi
- Established: 1827
- Employees: 12
Hiroshi Kobayashi is an award winning blender, and one of 13 tea professionals in Japan who hold the top rank of tea appraisal, level 10.