When we first approached our manufacturing partner for the Factory Direct series, we wanted their top grade organic and non-organic matcha. The organic matcha became the G series, and the non-organic matcha became the C series. The numbers are relative to other products within the series, which means C1 actually has a much richer flavor than the organic G1.
Production notes: Shaded about 4 weeks before harvest. Processing into tencha conducted at factory in Wazuka, Kyoto. Refinement of tencha and grinding by ball mill into matcha conducted at factory in Uji, Kyoto. Ingredients (tencha leaf lots) blended by one of ten Rank 10 master tea blenders in Japan.