To reduce the bitterness and give the matcha an intense green color and umami flavor, the tea leaves are shaded by the Kuma family for exactly 38 days using labor-intensive traditional canopy shading made of bamboo scaffolding and layered straw. At harvest time, the leaves are handpicked, then processed into tencha leaves. Just before shipment, the leaves are refined then ground by stone mill into matcha. With a total annual production of just 1 kilogram, this is a very rare tea.
Instructions for usucha
Use 80 ml of water at 90˚C degrees and 2 grams of matcha. Place the matcha into your bowl, and add the water. Whisk with a bamboo whisk into a smooth liquor.
- Name: Matcha Saemidori
- Japanese name: 抹茶さえみどり
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Net weight: 20 grams
- Harvest: May
- Region: Yame, Fukuoka
- Notes: Shaded for exactly 38 days using traditional canopy shading (straw / bamboo scaffolding), handpicked, and ground by stone mill. Total annual production: 1 kilogram.
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