We have two types of ceremonial-grade matcha. Shohaku is best for making Usucha, (thin tea) while Kinrin is even smoother and can be used for Koicha (thich tea) or Usucha.
Shohaku is a great everyday matcha that is excellent prepared traditionally and still has a slight tannin characteristic so it won't get lost if you add it to a latte or smoothie. The color is vivid green with a deep seaweed-like base and bright grassy finish.
The Kinrin is a velvety-smooth matcha with robust umami flavor and offers rich notes of steamed kombu and a light sweetness. To prepare this as Koicha, use three times as much tea with less water and whisk with a chasen at least 200 times!
Both of our matcha offerings are produced and stone-ground by Marukyu Koyamaen, a family tea business that has been growing and producing tea in Uji for over 300 years.
For those who like to add a little green in their cooking. This is a premium food grade matcha, produced by the same folks as our ceremonial grades. It is a vibrant green with intense umami flavor and grassy notes. But it also has an astringent kick to it, which is helpful when using it to cook or bake (or even make lattes and smoothies). When combined with other ingredients, the tannins are canceled out and the flavor of the matcha isn't drowned out. If the matcha is too smooth, it will get pushed into the background with the addition of other ingredients.
Add this to cookies, smoothies, make ice cream, salad dressing, you name it. Not only will it taste great, but you'll also be getting the elevated health benefits like catechins, chlorophyll, vitamins and antioxidants. It's a win-win!
This is NOT the type of matcha you get in the bulk aisle at the grocery store. It is processed in Uji, Japan by a family that has been making matcha for over 300 years.
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Everything you need to make A+ matcha at home. This kit comes with a beautiful black ceramic chawan (tea bowl), chasen (whisk) and chashaku (scoop). You can either get just the set or include some of our Ceremonial Grade Matcha at a discount. Each of these items separately add up, so get them together to save on everything!
Basic instructions are included if you need a little guidance.
$ 56.00For those matcha occasions that need a little drama. This alluring chawan has a high-shine glaze that shows off the deep red and black glazes that give it the look of running lava. This chawan is lovely but also feels great in your hands.
$ 15.00If you are a regular matcha maker, you might want to invest in a futaoki, or holder. It helps the chasen (whisk) hold its shape between uses to prolong its integrity. A simple item that will help in the long run. This one is a soft blue color.
$ 9.00A simple single-notch matcha scoop for all you matcha lovers. When making ceremonial grade matcha, a chashaku is usually used to ration two scoops of tea into the chawan. No matter how you make it, it can't hurt to have the right tools. Each of these utensils is cut and formed from a piece of bamboo and will last for the rest of your life if cared for properly. Make sure it is stored someplace clean and dry and don't get it wet. Simply wipe clean with a clean, dry cloth after each use.
$ 50.00This chawan echos the style of a different era. The textured matte glaze and carved edges, paired with the angled bottom give a nod to tetsubin ironware. The interior has a soft mauve glaze and spiral in the center that will reveal itself when you finish your last sip of matcha.
$ 58.00Reminiscent of fresh snow falling on new spring shoots, this chawan is the perfect vessel for showcasing the vibrant green of your matcha. Handcrafted clay with a thick, smooth white glaze and hint of soft green to mark the front of the bowl.
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*Tassel colors vary
$ 48.00Add a little excitement to your matcha routine with this gorgeous chawan. It's simple and elegant but has a metallic component in the glaze that shimmers in the light.
$ 50.00For those who love intensity with their tea. This dark black, smooth chawan is a perfect backdrop for making the color of your matcha pop. Handmade and coated with a smooth, shiny black glaze without any discernible front.