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AOI Seicha: Shunkou no Mukashi, Ceremonial Grade Koicha Matcha

AOI Seicha: Shunkou no Mukashi, Ceremonial Grade Koicha Matcha - 1
AOI Seicha: Shunkou no Mukashi, Ceremonial Grade Koicha Matcha
Regular price US$49.00 Sale price US$44.00
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An affordable luxury, the Shunkou no Mukashi is a Ceremonial Grade matcha made for koicha (thick matcha), 

The matcha sommeliers at AOI rate this matcha 4/5 in terms of umami flavor, aroma, and 3/5 for richness (see graph). 

Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Japanese name: 御濃茶, 春香の昔
  • Net Weight: 30 grams, can
  • Cultivar: Blended
  • Harvest Season: Spring
  • Cultivation & Processing Notes: Shaded for 4 weeks before harvest.
  • Region: Nishio, Aichi Prefecture

Instructions 

  • Tools: matcha, chashaku bamboo scoop, chasen bamboo whisk, matcha bowl, cooling bowl or tea pot
  • Take 2 grams (about 1.5 chashaku bamboo scoops) of matcha, and place it into your bowl
  • Using the tips of your chasen bamboo whisks break apart any clumps (using a sifter may also help).
  • Take boiling water and place it into a teapot or other cooling bowl. Allow the water to cool to 70-80C/158-176F degrees.
  • Pour the water into your bowl, and using the whisk, slowly make an "M" shape in your bowl.
  • As you speed up the whisk, bubbles (froth) will form.
  • For Koicha, use about 50-70 ml of water. For Usucha, use 150-200 ml of water.

Vendor Info

  • Name: Aoi Seicha
  • Type: Factory
  • Established: 1910, company incorporated as AOI Seicha in 1966.
  • CEO: Ayano Honda
  • Employees: 60
  • Address: Kamiyashiki-7 Kamimachi, Nishio-shi, Aichi-ken 445-0894
Matcha for the North American market can be bought from U.S. subsidiary AOI Tea

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