Matcha of this extreme quality is exceedingly hard to produce and to procure, yet here it is, thanks to an obsessed grower who offered it to us.
This matcha is pure pleasure -- it's like drinking light infused with chlorophyll. It bestows a brothy umami torrent that continues long after swallowing (up to several full minutes of finish), and its ultra-fine texture and overall quality mean that it whisks up into gorgeously thick clouds of emerald froth that remain in the tumbler long after the liquid is gone.
Dominant aromas are freshly picked young peas, shiitake, and sweet cream. Silky as it gets. Its high levels of L-theanine and other amino acids snap the brain to attention, making it the perfect beverage for prolonged bouts of study, writing, or any other intellectual pursuit.
From a truly talented matcha farmer near Byodoin Temple, Uji, Kyoto, Japan.