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Matcha ~ Excellent Culinary Grade

Matcha ~ Excellent Culinary Grade

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Matcha // Excellent Culinary Grade
Ground green tea powder

From Wazuka, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan

40g Tin

This 'Culinary' grade Matcha is a medium bodied coarser grain powdered Matcha compared to our 'Drinking' Matcha grades: Premium & Imperial Ceremonial. Its bright in flavour with a good sharp astringency and short burst of flavour. Perfect in addition to a blend of ingredients, bringing tones of fresh grassiness and a unique umami touch to all your baking, ice-cream, cakes, or even pasta dough.

Made from tea leaves from the Yabukita cultivar, that have been grown, unshaded and harvested by Tea Master Kita & family. The leaves are carefully selected and picked by hand, being gently steamed over a water bath, dried and ground in a ball mill. A drum shaped piece of equipment with ceramic balls on the interior, that grind the leaves to powder. This yields a coarse finish to the powder and a decrease in aroma, owing to heat thats generated during this process.

Wazuka is a tea town in the southeastern area of Kyoto Prefecture. Wazuka has been a tea growing location since the Kamakura period as a main producer following Uji tea processing methods. It thought that the Kaijūsen-ji temple introduced tea to the area and Zen Buddhist monk, Shonin Jishin was the first to cultivate tea on Mt Jubu and then in Wazuka.

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