Unkaku Thick 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.
This superior grade can be used for thin or thick style matcha; for thin, use ~2 g (2 chashaku scoops) matcha and 3 oz (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.
Tasting Notes: rich, creamy, vibrant
Harvest Season: Spring 2020
20 g (about 10 servings)
I just love matcha so I'm going to biased
Delicious, complex, beautiful matcha of exemplary freshness. It's perfect as both koicha and usucha, with earthy sweetness and light florality.
I was introduced to your brand by a Barista. I loved the Unkaku Thick Tea Grade Matcha. I haven't figured out the measurements for a latte or plain cup of matcha however this is by far the best that I have had. All mathcha is not created equally!! Amazing flavor. If there is an additional "how to" besides what is on the website, please share.
Excellent matcha! Rich flavor with no bitterness and a lingering sweetness at the end. I made koicha -thick matcha- with it for the first time and I am afraid I am hooked. My only complaint is the lack of any detailed instructions. If one looks closely within the Japanese characters can figure out the instructions for thin matcha but that’s it. The price and quality of the matcha deserves more.
best matcha i have ever tasted.