Matcha Ukitsu
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Matcha Ukitsu
Matcha Ukitsu
Matcha Ukitsu
Matcha Ukitsu is a proprietary blend produced by our friend Hisaki Horri who is an 8th generation tea maker and current CEO of his family’s tea business, Hekisuien, a prestigious Kyoto-based tea company established in 1867. 


Qty:

Oceanic minerals, slight umami, freshness, pine, elegant and lively

About This Tea

Hekisuien focuses on traditional and ultra-premium gyokuro and matcha. They use blending techniques that combine different cultivars and vintages to shape a unique taste and quality unlike other matcha and gyokuro producers. Hekisuien is not strictly focused on single cultivar or single origin selections, but on only the uniqueness of aging and blending vintages of different cultivars from various producers and regions in Uji and Kyoto.

The Matcha Ukitsu blend represents the classic essence and vibrancy of the Kyoto matcha tea terroirs. Its complexity is derived from aged and blended cultivars. The tencha batches selected for Matcha Ukitsu are particularly strong with core characteristics of Asahi aroma. The flavor and density is also very rich and draws from the characteristics of Kyotanabe-grown batches.

Ingredients

Green tea

Origin

Kyoto, Japan

Cultivar

Asahi from Uji; Samidori from Kyotanabe; Samidori, Asahi and Uji Hikari from Joyo; Samidori from Uji

Harvest

May - June

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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