Unkaku Thick Tea Grade

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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.

Country: Japan
Region: Uji
Tasting Notes: rich, creamy, vibrant
Harvest Season: Spring 2020

20 g (about 10 servings)

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Hi Michelle, Thank you for reaching out. There are detailed instructions for different styles of matcha drinks in this article in our Tea Journal page- it's lengthy, but scroll down for the recipes: https://www.inpursuitoftea.com/tea-blog/matcha-green-tea-powder-guide I hope this is helpful. Enjoy!
Hi Ioanis, Thank you for your feedback, glad to hear you like our matcha! Please note, there are instructions for preparing both usucha and koicha on the Unkaku product page, right in the main description. You may also find our matcha guide of use, which contains instructions on various styles, as well as more details on its history and production: https://www.inpursuitoftea.com/tea-blog/matcha-green-tea-powder-guide Enjoy!