When Japanese Buddhist monks needed a little help with long meditative sessions they turned to a ground form of tea we now know as Matcha. Grown on the Izu peninsula of Japan, our Izu Matcha produces a distinctive vegetable cup of tea with sweet notes but astringent undertones. Produced from pure tea leaves called “tencha” which are shaded for 3 weeks prior to plucking, Izu Matcha has higher levels of Chlorophyll that gives the tea an emerald green color and grassy notes.
Having identified a high altitude Western Kenya tea with 3x the antioxidant value of regular green tea, our blender decided to add it to traditional Japan Izu. The result not only increases the antioxidant level significantly, it also takes the bitter edge off the intense profile of traditional Matchas. This Matcha has a rich green colour, and yields a jammy-like smoothness with a satisfying well-rounded cup. The addition of white tea slightly rounds off the sharp bitter edge of traditional Matcha.
NOTE: As with most teas, Matcha may take many forms. Most have a deep Jade green colour. The addition of Kenya white tea gives our Matcha a pale olive green colour. This lighter colour is the result of the white tea added, not lack of freshness.
40 gram tin.
Growing altitude of all teas: 500 to 6500 feet above sea level.
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