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Shogyokuen: Heritage Grade Matcha, Kakuun

Shogyokuen: Heritage Grade Matcha, Kakuun

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Heritage Grade Matcha, Kakuun

鶴雲 | 40g

To obtain the highest quality Heritage Grade matcha, a very specific set of production criteria is required. 

  1. Leaves must be shaded for 4 weeks or more
  2. Leaves must be shaded under a canopy, not directly, preventing the shading material from causing damage to the leaves, and allowing the plant to grow freely.
  3. This also allows the plant to be handpicked, and the handpicking must occur in the spring.
  4. The picked leaves must be steamed and dried into leaf flakes called tencha using a tencha roasting facility.
  5. The tencha must be refined to remove leaf stems and veins, then chopped into small even pieces for grinding
  6. The grinding must be done on a stone mill. 

Shogyokuen's Heritage Grade Matcha products utilize leaves cultivated by the Kobayashi family themselves on a dedicated tea field.

 

  • Name: Highest Grade Matcha, Kakuun - Cloud of cranes
  • Japanese name: 最高抹茶鶴雲
  • Weight: 40 gram
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Cultivar: Okumidori & others
  • Grade: Heritage Grade
  • Harvest: May
  • Region: Kyotanabe, Kyoto

 

About the Producer:

Since 1827, Shogyokuen has been refining the highest quality leaves from Kyoto and grinding them into matcha for the aristocracy and samurai elite of Japan.

Today, CEO Hiroshi Kobayashi is one of about 13 people in Japan (and only one in Kyoto) to hold the top rank 10 level for tea leaf appraisal. His ability to judge the qualities of tea leaves and then blend the leaves in the best way, particularly for making matcha, is proven by the many awards won over the years.

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Jason
Rare treat

This should be tencha signature tea. Strong umami, with white chocolaty and nutty under tones