Uji Samidori Matcha

Uji Samidori Matcha
Uji Samidori Matcha
Uji Samidori Matcha
Uji Samidori Matcha

Uji Samidori Matcha

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  • 20 grams
  • Single Origin | Single Cultivar
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Soft and silky as usucha, powerful and aromatic as koicha. A tea full of finesse achieved by traditional shelf-shading and careful hand-picking.

 

Uji city in Kyoto has long been at the centre of Japanese tea and has been famed for its high-quality matcha production for centuries, dating back to the 12th century. The shading method used to produce modern matcha (c. 16th century) along with sencha (1737) and gyokuro itself (1835) were all invented by Uji farmers looking to push the boundaries of tea quality. Though the name Ujicha remains associated with high-grade tea, most tea branded as Ujicha is produced in the neighbouring towns of Ujitawara, Minamiyamashiro, Kizugawa, and primarily Wazuka.


Cultivar: Samidori

Region: Uji, Kyoto

Producer: Yoshida Meichaen

Harvested: May 10, 2021

Elevation: 15m

Shading: 40 Days; Honzu

Picking: Hand-picked

Brewing Instructions

Tea/Water Ratio

1.5-2g (2 tea scoops)
60ml (2oz) of water

Water Temperature

70º C (158ºF)

Whisking

20 seconds

Meet the Producer

Yoshida Meichaen (吉田銘茶園)

Cultivar: Samidori

Not to be confused with the more popular Saemidori, Samidori is a classic Uji cultivar. Though it is one of the oldest cultivars, bred by Uji tea breeder Koyama Masajirou (小山 政次郎) in 1939, it is technically unregistered. It was developed to be suitable for shaded teas, with leaves that grow vertically for easy hand-picking.

Today, Samidori is commonly grown in Kyoto for use in gyokuro and matcha where the cultivar’s bright green colour and deep umami shine through.

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