Classical thin tea (usucha) with the name of Ise Shrine’s river called ‘fifty bells’
|Origin||Kyoto Pref., JAPAN|
|Ingredients||Green tea powder|
|Best before||NOV / 2021|
|Tasting Notes||Jasmine, Passion Fruit, Peach, Grapefruit, Black tea|
About this matcha :
This is a bolder matcha than the Aoarashi which comes before it in the portfolio line-up, boasting a far more decisive character, flavors steeped in sharp, tart amino acids. It is a good idea to also try preparing it using lower temperature water (70 °C), as this will significantly take the edge off its tartness besides greatly softening its flavor. Prepared with hotter or less hot water this matcha will impress with a tea with highly distinctive flavors.
HOW TO PREPARE
STEP 1) Put 2g (0.4 US tsp, 1 teaspoon or 2 chashaku scoop) matcha powder into a suitable tea bowl.
STEP 2) Pour 70 ml (2.4 fl oz) 80℃ (176°F) water over the matcha powder.
STEP 3) Whisk with a chasen (tea whisk) until foamy.
❖ Before Step 1, warm up the tea bowl with hot water, then dry it with a cloth to create the perfect temperature so make the most delicious matcha with a fresh scent while preparing. (Optional)
❖ To prevent clotting of the matcha powder, sift it through a fine strainer before use. (Strongly recommended)
❖ After the matcha is done, drink it immediately, because as it cools down it gets more and more bitter. (Recommended)
❖ Freshness is the most important thing for the enjoyment of Matcha. It is best to use up the tea within one month of opening. (Strongly recommended)
❖ Try iced matcha: pour the finished matcha over ice.