Matcha Hekisui
Garden Direct Green Tea Powder
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Matcha Hekisui
Matcha Hekisui
Matcha Hekisui

Matcha Hekisui

One of the most amazing matcha grades we import from Uji, this lovely blue-green matcha is particularly vibrant with lots of umami and some floral gyokuro notes.


20+ Servings

Qty:

Vibrant buzz, blue-green, deep umami,

floral and sweet with gyokuro notes

About this tea

Hekisui 碧翠 translates as blue-green or sapphire green jade precious stone. It is one of the most amazing matcha grades we import from Uji made by one of our old friends Hisaki Horii who is an 8th generation gyokuro and matcha producer. He is running his family’s Uji, Kyoto-based tea business Hekisuien, which was established in 1867. Only prestigious lots of hand-picked tencha from the Joyo area of Uji are selected to create this premium matcha. Mr. Horii’s philosophy and specialization is not focused on the single cultivar but on blending various cultivars of exceptional quality, richness and traditional vintage aging. Each year his allocations are using different materials and vintages while his expression of superb quality is consistently amazing. His style of producing high-end matcha and gyokuro utilizes only local Uji cultivars that are hand-picked and shaded by tana frame-and-thatch. The lovely blue-green color of this matcha showcases the meticulous cultivation and care of production. The energy of this matcha is fantastic, and the taste of this selection is particularly special and vibrant with lots of umami and some floral gyokuro notes. Hekisui Matcha is amongst the top class Uji matcha, only rivaled by Houju (happy treasure) which is also made by Mr. Horii.

Ingredients

Green tea

Origin

Uji, Kyoto, Japan

Cultivar

Asahi, Samidori, Saemidori, etc.

Harvest

May 2018, 2019, 2020 & Older Vintages

Elevation

15-105 meters

Preparation
  • Imperial
  • Metric
Traditional Preparation

Sift 1 tsp (2g) into a chawan
Add 2.5 oz (75ml) water at 170°F (75°C)
Use a chasen to whip into a smooth, rich foam

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Origin

Uji

Kyoto, Japan

The small city of Uji is located on the southeast border of Kyoto and is renowned and widely considered to produce some of the best teas. The lower elevation tea gardens along the Uji River have warmer soil, which are favored when producing shade-grown teas like tencha and gyokuro.

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