Wakatake Iced Tea Grade

Wakatake Iced Tea Grade


Matcha is a special type of Japanese green tea: a precious, jewel-green powder stone ground from shaded, hand-picked, high-grade Japanese tea leaves. It is traditionally whisked with hot water in a bowl to make a rich, creamy drink.

Our producer, Marukyu-Koyamaen, first began production of tea in the Genroku period (1688–1704) in Ogura, Uji. Through subsequent generations, the quality of the tea increased, thus establishing the venerable tradition of Ujicha; by the eighth generation, the market had been extended to all of Japan. A standard of high quality, consistent from cultivation to the final product, was achieved, and the company—still family-owned—remains highly esteemed. Marukyu-Koyamaen now ranks among the foremost producers of matcha in Japan, and has won many national prizes.

Use this grade for preparing iced matcha: in a cocktail shaker or large jar, add 2-3 g sifted Matcha Wakatake over 4 oz (1/2 cup) ice cubes. Pour in 8 oz (1 cup) cold water, cover, and shake vigorously; strain and serve over ice. Wakatake is also great for baking, smoothies, or blending with milk for lattes.

Note: do not use Wakatake for hot matcha preparation; this grade is only suitable for iced or mixing with other ingredients.

Country: Japan
Region: Uji
Tasting Notes: vegetal, bittersweet, refreshing
Year of Production: Spring 2018

100 g (about 30–40 servings)

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