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Kirokuen: Single Cultivar Asanoka Matcha

Kirokuen: Single Cultivar Asanoka Matcha

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Single Cultivar, Standard Ceremonial Grade Matcha Asanoka from Kyoto, female run farm Kirokuen.

Alongside their mother, sisters Ui and Megumi Hori bring us this small batch matcha made from a new and still rare cultivar, Asanoka.

The Asanoka cultivar was registered in Kagoshima in 1996, and was made from a cross between the common Yabukita cultivar and a Chinese cultivar registered as Hiramizu #1. As a matcha, it will be refreshing with strong umami flavour and sweet notes.

  • Ingredients: Green tea 
  • Cultivar: Asanoka
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Ground: 02/24
  • Region: Wazuka Village, Kyoto Prefecture

Steeping Notes: 2g | 70ml | 70-80°C

About the farm:  "Our 4th generation Kirokuen Tea Farm is in the heart of Wazuka, an area whose mountain tea fields and undulating terraced slopes thick with fog make perfect tea-growing conditions. Founded nearly 100 years ago, before cars and farming machinery were available, our mountain fields were cleared by hand by my Great-Grandfather, Kirokuen’s Founder.

Today, we’re in the unusual position of being entirely owned by women. After the death of my father, my mother, myself and my sister took over the running of the farm to continue our family’s legacy, one that began in these fields all those years ago."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Christye McKinney
Taste is good but I find it quite clumpy

Matcha taste is nice enough but no matter how much I whisk there’s always lumps which is frustrating. I don’t usually have this issue. Also the bag has split after a couple of weeks so it’s leaking out the bottom! Sad but I wouldn’t buy again.

Lovely matcha

A great tasting matcha in a cute tin. Stunning green colour and smooth taste. Only issue I find is that with the lid fitting into the tin instead of over that matcha gets on the lip of the lid, but small issue.