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Description

The delicious blend of tencha leaves (tea leaf processed into flakes) by master blender, CEO Hiroshi Kobayashi, has created an exquisite matcha for tea ceremony practitioners. Izumi no Shiro, literally the "white of the wellspring", is a matcha with excellent, smooth umami flavor perfect for usucha.

Net Weight: 40 gram / 1.4 oz (can)

Grade: Ceremonial grade

Harvest: May

Region: Wazuka, Kyoto. Refined in Kyotanabe, Kyoto.

Grown without the use of pesticides or fertilisers

  • Umami strength (5 = strongest): 4/5
  • Astringency (5 = least astringent): 3/5
  • Color (1 = yellow, 5 = brilliant green): 5/5
  • Texture (1 = very grainy, 5 = very smooth):  5/5

 

About Shogyoken Tea Factory: Matcha production since 1827

Since 1827, Shogyokuen has been refining the highest quality leaves from Kyoto and grinding them into matcha for the aristocracy and samurai elite of Japan. Today, CEO Hiroshi Kobayashi is one of about 13 people in Japan (and only one in Kyoto) to hold the top rank 10 level for tea leaf appraisal. His ability to judge the qualities of tea leaves and then blend the leaves in the best way, particularly for making matcha, is proven by the many awards won over the years.

  • Established: 1827
  • Specialty Matcha production, Tea leaf blending & refinement.
  • Type: Factory, family business
  • Employees: 12 (including family)

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