Grown high in the mountains of Tenryu, Shizuoka, this organic matcha is carefully blended to have a punchy umami and refreshing brightness that cuts through milk in lattes and smoothies and hold up in desserts and baked goods.
Tenryu is the westernmost of Shizuoka's three mountainous tea-growing regions, with tea fields dotting the mountains that flank the Tenryu River and its tributaries. Like other mountain teas (山茶 – yamacha) from Honyama and Kawane, Tenryu tea is praised for its transparent and elegant taste, deriving from the mineral rich soil and the subtle, natural shade of fog and mountains. Compared to the Honyama and Kawane teas, Tenryu fields are typically planted further up the mountains, at higher altitudes and nestled away from pollution.
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Osada Seicha (おさだ製茶)
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