Wako Thin Tea Grade

Wako Thin Tea Grade

from 37.85

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

This creamy, bittersweet Wako grade is ideal for thin tea; use ~2g matcha and 1/3 cup hot water (190°F) per serving, and whisk vigorously with a chasen for about 20 seconds. Experiment with the amount of water to find your favorite formula.

Country: Japan
Region: Uji
Tasting Notes: vegetal, bittersweet, creamy
Year of Production: Spring 2016

20 g (about 12–14 servings)
or 100 g (about 50 servings)

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