ORGANIC HANA MATCHA | Fushimi

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Complex and Rich with Mild Umami Aftertaste
This 100% certified organic, pinnacle, ceremonial-grade Matcha brews a complex and finely full-bodied liquor, leaving you with a lingering aftertaste of creamy buttery-sweet Aonori broth and mild Umami

 

Hana is a 100% handpicked, organically certified, single-origin matcha from a well renowned and esteemed family's tea plantation in the Fushimi district, Kyoto. Cultivated using traditional methods, this matcha is intended for Koicha (thick matcha) preparation. Only the finest top leaves of the Gokou cultivar tea bushes are meticulously selected, processed, and stone-ground to produce one of Kyoto's finest matcha offerings.

Hana boasts an intense aroma and a lingering matcha scent when prepared. It offers a distinctively complex flavor profile that is robust, full-bodied, and mature, free from any bitterness, blandness, or excessive sweetness commonly found in other matcha varieties. The taste of this matcha is at first excitingly fruity, lacking any astringency. In the aftertaste, the matcha develops a soft, creamy, almost sweet sensation on the palate. The liquor exhibits a deep forest green hue, while the aftertaste is notably creamy, cleansing, and enduring. In the realm of organic matcha, Hana stands out distinctly."

 

About the Tea Garden

This multi-award-winning family-operated estate is a 100-year-old tea garden located along the Uji River in the Fushimi district in Kyoto, spans 20 acres and has been dedicated to organic tea cultivation since 1980. Their commitment to "100% traditional cultivation and processing at the highest level" is reflected in their meticulous care under rice straw canopies. The producer oversees and cares for his tea fields, employing natural farming practices using straw, fish remains, and rapeseed oil instead of chemical fertilizers. He personally manages the shading process to enhance flavor and uses manual pest control methods, such as natural repellents like coconut oil and fostering natural predators. Annually, he leads a team of 30 highly skilled helpers in hand-harvesting their prized tea leaves, ensuring each batch upholds the estate's exceptional standards.

 

Preparation method: Usucha and Koicha

 

Cultivar: Gokou certified organic, shizen-jitate, single-cultivar

Method: JAS organic certification

Origin: Fushimi, Uji

Grade: Koicha and Usucha, Pinnacle, ceremonial grade, competition winner

Elevation: 13mt above sea level

Harvest: First flush, Hand-picked (tezumi), Spring 2023

Shade: Ooishita method, shaded for 40 days before harvest

Fertilising: Rapeseed oil cake, fish cake (tuna and bonito)

Steaming: Medium (futsūmushi)

Flavour profile: Complex, Oceanic Aonori, and sweet savoury Umami

Producer: Nakanishi family

Content: 20g



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