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The very best matcha in Japan is milled with commercial level stone mills slowly with large electric-operated operated stone mills that cost over $5000 (sometimes as much as $20,000), but for personal use, use in cafes, use in milling small quantities, this hand operated version is perfect.
Other sizes are also available, but remember, the lower weight of the mill, the larger grains you get. Stone craftsman Nakayama has created his stone mill with precision fine grooves, which when combined with the hardness of the stone allows you grind fine matcha. Of course, the mill size is smaller than commercial mills, but using the slow speed of hand powered spinning at which you grind, and if using high quality tencha, you should be able to create fine and fresh matcha—which will have a stronger aroma than commercial matcha of equivalent quality due to its freshness.
Nakayama-san uses a kind of granite from a quarry Aji Village, Kagawa Prefecture, called Aji-ishi 庵治石, known for its high level of hardness (7, the same as crystal).
Sanuki lacquerware is used for the beautifully finished tray. The tradition dates back to the early 19th century when Master Craftsman, Zokoku Tamakaji (1806-1869), brought the craft to the region (Kagawa Prefecture).
Made-to-order. Please allow about 2 weeks lead time before shipment. You will be informed if it is available sooner.
If you are not satisfied with the stone mill, we can refund the cost of the mill itself. However, please note that all shipping fees including return shipping will be your responsibility. Please contact us for more information.
Note: Each mill is handmade and dimensions will vary.
- Dimensions: 23 cm height x 14.5 cm diameter, 27 cm diameter of the tray,
- Weight: 9.2 kg total
- Grain size: Grinds tencha leaves to approximately 5-10 microns, but this depends on your grinding speed and the quality of tencha leaves.
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