Organic Ceremonial Matcha Tea Powder 1.76 oz (50g) USDA / GreatTaste 2018 Winner
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THIS ORGANIC MATCHA IS AMONG THE GREAT TASTE WINNERS OF 2018 (2 star)
Great Taste, the world's most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products to be judged, Tokyo Matcha Selection (Ishihara-Tokyo Inc.) was awarded a 2-star Great Taste award for its Ceremonial Grade Japanese Organic Matcha, which means judges dubbed it 'above and beyond delicious'!
The Great Taste judges praised Tokyo Matcha Selection's signature matcha for its elegance and flavour balance:
'A deep emerald green powder which made an opaque, elegant looking tea. A good balance of slight saltiness with a sweet note and pleasantly bitter finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a nicely rounded finish. A delicious matcha.'
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
- Certified Organic Matcha made in Japan for premier tea ceremony: Certified Organic by JAS *Please see the item image for Certificate of Organic.
- 100% Matcha green tea from Kirishima district, Kagoshima pref, Japan. (MADE IN JAPAN)
- Ingredient: 1st.Flush Spring Harvest are used
- Characteristics of taste: elegant sweetness, dark green water color, comfortable bitterness, well-formed
- Purpose: Everyday drink (for home use), tea ceremony, matcha latte, for sweets, gift etc, it can be used for a wide range of purposes.
About organic cultivation, Kirishima district in Kagoshima pref
The Kirishima district is located in the northern part of Kagoshima prefecture.
They have many fields where are scattered in mountainous areas of altitude 200-400m and green tea cultivation is carried out. The average temperature is lower than the plains, the environment with the temperature difference of the day and night gives moderate stress to the tea tree. This would help to grow the tea leaves with good aroma and flavor.
Also, because of the environment surrounded by mountains, it is clearly distinguished from the field of general cultivation.
It is not affected by Pesticide drift etc. It is easy to construct a biological ecosystem with adjacent forests.
There is an environment more suitable for organic cultivation. Furthermore, it is also useful that the risk of occurrence of pests is lower than that of plains, due to the temperature difference between day and night as I mention earlier.
Points of manufacturing method
Tencha which would be a raw ingredient of tea ceremony is made without JYU-NEN (Rolling) tea leaves in a furnace made of bricks or a production line dedicated to tea manufacturing. By drying them at high temperature after steaming, the tea leaves would be finished with a characteristic aroma.
The 1st. Flush Spring Harvest
Tencha (green tea), which would be a raw material of Matcha has a lot of sweetness and a mild taste. 'Ichibancha: 1st.Flush' which has the characteristic of vivid green color.
Country: Kirishima district, Kagoshima pref, Japan
Award: GreatTaste2018 - 2star
Net Weight: 1.76 oz (50 g)
Ingredient: Organic Matcha Powder
Best If Used By: See date on package
Storage: Store in an airtight container away from sunlight in a cool, dry place.
Caution: Oxygen scavenger included. DO NOT EAT.