Matcha Cultivar Series Okumidori, Premium Ceremonial Grade
Family-owned tea farm specializing in matcha products: They are tencha farmers, cultivating leaves that are shaded then processed without rolling into a flaky shape. These tencha leaves are then, ground into matcha tea powder.
Net Weight: 30g / 1oz
Grade: Premium Ceremonial Grade
Harvest: Spring 2019 / Grinding: May 2020
Okumidori Matcha is a vivid green Uji matcha made from the tea plant cultivar okumidori. Cultivars are "cultivated varieties" identified for specific characteristics and propagated by cuttings to create a field of the same plant DNA. The okumidori cultivar is known for having a strong taste and aroma.
About The Growers: The Azuma Tea Garden is a family-operated, fourth-generation farm specializing in Tencha tea leaf cultivation and processing. Founded in the late 19th century the family manages tea fields in the mountains of Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan. While not fully certified organic yet, they are in the process of converting to organic cultivation.
"Wazuka-cho in Kyoto is known as the main production region of Uji tea. Surrounded by mountains, river, clean air and rich soil, Wazuka is a region suited for growing tea. Our tea fields are located in the eastern part of Wazuka-cho, where neither trains nor major road runs. The scenery of endless tea fields is designated as Kyoto's "cultural landscape"
- Cultivar: Okumidori
- Notes: Grown pesticide-free, but not yet certified organic. In the process of converting to certified organic cultivation
- Producer: Azuma Tea Garden
- LocationName: Wazuka-cho, Kyoto
- Type: Family-operated tea garden
- Established: Azuma Tea Garden was founded in Meiji era (late 19th century) and the current head is the fourth generation.
- Fields: 5 hectares / 12.95 acres
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