Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Matcha supreme is the pinnacle of Japanese green teas. Blessed by mineral-rich soil, and a mild pacific climate, the first flush tea cultivated in the northern mountainous region in Kagoshima named Kirishima is truly world class. Altitude as high as 200m and surrounded by volcanic mountains, the tea harvest consists of naturally fermented mountain soil with less factory-made fertilizers.
The tea is shaded from direct sunlight for about 4 weeks before harvest which increases the chlorophll and L-thenine contents contributing to a smooth and a rich vibrant green colour.
The fine art of producing matcha iis famously labor intensive – it can take up to one hour to grind 30 grams of this tea, but the result is incredibly intense, deep umami flavour and mouth melting softness.
Japanese Green tea
1 teaspoon per 30ml of water
Whisk with a rapid ‘w’ action