LIMITED EDITION CEREMONIAL MATCHA
Limited Edition 2020: Tea Master's Reserve Ceremonial Matcha
Each year, we ask our Tea Masters to put together an extra special blend. The goal: to show off what's possible when you hand-select cultivars and thoughtfully blend them together into something magical. This year's offering is by Shimooka-san, one of the most decorated artisanal producers in Japan.SHOP TEA MASTER'S RESERVE
Limited Edition 2020: Shimooka-san Samidori Ceremonial Matcha
Here, our Tea Master Shimooka-san hand blended rare Samidori and Yabukita cultivars from fields surrounding Kyoto to achieve a rich sweetness and deep, broth-like umami flavor. Shaded for over 3 weeks, harvested in May 2020, carefully cold-aged, then stone milled in March 2021.SHOP SHIMOOKA-SAN SAMIDORI
MEET OUR TEA MASTER
Jade Leaf Tea Master
Shimooka Tea Garden Uji, Kyoto Prefecture
Our Tea Master, Shimooka-san, is one of the most decorated artisanal producers in Japan, with over 50 years of dedication to his craft. Here, he has hand-blended a selection of rare tea cultivars to express the finest flavor organically grown matcha can achieve.
2020 SINGLE ORIGIN TASTING
Limited Edition 2020: Single Origin Ceremonial Matcha Tasting Set
Our 2020 Limited Edition tasting set showcases three single estate offerings, cultivated by our tea farmers in Uji and Kagoshima, Japan. Exceedingly rare, each offering expresses the highest quality achievable by stone-ground, organic matcha. Curated with the deepest intention, our tasting pays homage to our family-run farms. Appreciate each farmer's incredible craftsmanship, honed over many generations, as you partake in the experience.SHOP TASTING SET
MEET OUR FARMERS
Harima Tea GardenUji, Kyoto
Harima-san is a 6th generation farmer in the Uji region, Japan’s most famous for matcha tea cultivation. His finest offering is a unique blend of Okumidori, Yabukita, and Komakage cultivars he grows on specially reserved tea fields.
Harvest Date: May 2020 Cultivars: Saemidori, Komakage, Yabukita Tasting Notes: Sweet, Grass, Mild Umami, Creamy, Mellow
Henta Tea GardenKirishima, Kagoshima
Henta-san’s father began cultivating tea 52 years ago, and today the family farm is one of the most well respected in the mountainous region of Kirishima. This reserve is a single cultivar Okumidori he grows especially for tea competitions.
Harvest Date: May 2020 Cultivars: Okumidori Tasting Notes: Deep Umami, Verdant, Smooth
Nishi Tea GardenKirishima, Kagoshima
Nishi-san and his family are celebrated throughout Japan for their dedication to organic cultivation techniques and masterful cultivar selection. Their tea gardens are nestled in deep forests on high mountaintops in Kirishima, providing ideal protection and growing conditions.
Harvest Date: May 2019 (ground from tencha that has been aged for a year to invite deeper aromas and an exquisite flavor profile) Cultivars: Okumidori, Saemidori, Tsuyuhikari Tasting Notes: Fresh Cut Grass, Sweet, Complex, Umami