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Shogyokuen: Toyomukashi, Premium Ceremonial Grade Matcha

A delicious blend of tencha leaves by master blender, CEO Hiroshi Kobayashi.

Master Kobayashi has created an exquisite matcha for tea ceremony practitioners. Toyomukashi, literally the "rich history", is a matcha with excellent, smooth umami flavour perfect for usucha.

  • 40 gram
  • Cultivar: Okumidori
  • Grade: Heritage Grade
  • Harvest: May
  • Region: Kyotanabe, Kyoto.


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

About the vendor:  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.

  • Type: Tea factory, family business
  • CEO: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Established: 1827



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