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AOI Seicha: Yaeyama, Ceremonial Grade Usucha Matcha

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AOI Seicha: Yaeyama, Ceremonial Grade Usucha Matcha
AOI Seicha: Yaeyama, Ceremonial Grade Usucha Matcha
Regular price US$22.00 Sale price US$20.00
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Note: Packages for most tea products will use Yunomi resealable bags or tins (with some exceptions where stated, click here to see info and photos).

Generally meant for tea ceremony practice sessions, this affordable matcha balances umami and astringency with a great price.

The matcha sommeliers at AOI rate this matcha 2/5 in terms of umami flavor, sweetness, and bitterness (see graph). 

Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Japanese name: 御薄茶、八重山
  • Net Weight: 30 grams, can
  • Cultivar: Blended
  • Harvest Season: Spring
  • Cultivation & Processing Notes: Shaded for 4 weeks before harvest.
  • Region: Nishio, Aichi Prefecture

Instructions 

  • Tools: matcha, chashaku bamboo scoop, chasen bamboo whisk, matcha bowl, cooling bowl or tea pot
  • Take 2 grams (about 1.5 chashaku bamboo scoops) of matcha, and place it into your bowl
  • Using the tips of your chasen bamboo whisks break apart any clumps (using a sifter may also help).
  • Take boiling water and place it into a teapot or other cooling bowl. Allow the water to cool to 70-80C/158-176F degrees.
  • Pour the water into your bowl, and using the whisk, slowly make an "M" shape in your bowl.
  • As you speed up the whisk, bubbles (froth) will form.
  • For Koicha, use about 50-70 ml of water. For Usucha, use 150-200 ml of water.

Vendor Info

  • Name: Aoi Seicha
  • Type: Factory
  • Established: 1910, company incorporated as AOI Seicha in 1966.
  • CEO: Ayano Honda
  • Employees: 60
  • Address: Kamiyashiki-7 Kamimachi, Nishio-shi, Aichi-ken 445-0894
Matcha for the North American market can be bought from U.S. subsidiary AOI Tea

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