Wakatake Iced Tea or Latte 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.
Use this grade for preparing iced matcha: in a cocktail shaker or large jar, add 2-3 g sifted Matcha Wakatake over 4 oz (1/2 cup) ice cubes. Pour in 8 oz (1 cup) cold water, cover, and shake vigorously; strain and serve over ice. Wakatake is also great for baking, smoothies, or blending with milk for lattes.
Tasting Notes: vegetal, bittersweet, refreshing
Harvest Season: Spring 2020
100 g (about 30–40 servings)
Sadly it was not delivered by the usps and I am still trying to get them to locate it. USPS does not do a great job in our area.
I love this brand of Matcha but have never tried the culinary grade. It’s great.
This product is ideal for making green tea Frappuccino’s at home for a fraction of the cost at Star$s. We make ours with almond milk and sweetener, making them much lower in fat and sugar content than the original, but still have the same taste! Don’t hesitate at the price, one can will make dozens of 20 oz drinks for the equivalent of 8 Star$s ventes. You’ll also save time and driving.
Delicious and high quality!