Ingredient: Organic Gyokuro, shade-grown tea
Organic Matcha is made from organic Gyokuro (g-yo-koo-ro) by a renowned tea master, Mr. Sakamoto, in Kagoshima, Japan. His tireless devotion manifests itself throughout the process from making soil to grinding leaf slowly with the traditional method. Stonemill matcha makes only 500g a day. (One pound is 453.5g.)
Mr. Sakamoto takes care of his tea plants all year round and harvests only once. His shading technique creates concentrated Umami in the tea leaf; in return, it adds a lot of stress on the plants. Mr. Sakamoto spends the rest of the year to heal and nourish the plants.
Part of his remarkable effort is his own mineral-rich fertilizer. It helps the soil to become an ideal environment to grow healthy, strong and nutrition-packed tea leaf, assisting in the flow of water, microorganisms, and nutrients in his soil. His tea leaf stays “alive” or green long after it is harvested. It’s proof that the leaf is dense with nutrition and antioxidants.
Preparation: Use 1 stick powder per 8 oz of water of 100 – 120° F. Whisk vigorously with a bamboo whisk or mixer.
Cold brew preparation: Empty powder from one stick per 8 oz water.
Net Weight: 1g/stick x 15 sticks
Storage: Packaged in a resealable pouch. Reseal pouch after getting out as much air as possible. Store in a cool dry place away from any direct sunlight. For more information on storage click here.