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*Limited Offering* Matcha Tsubokiri

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This is a limited time offering that is available one month of the year.  We only have 30 canisters available this year!

Translating to "Out of the Pot", Tsubokiri matcha is a special form of matcha harvested in the spring and finished in the fall.  Historically, the tencha leaves were stored in clay jars which allowed the flavors to soften a bit from the intensity they have in the spring.  In the Autumn, they were removed and stone ground.  Now, the leaves are not stored in jars, but are still allowed to breathe under refrigeration and develop a different flavor profile.  When the tencha is removed and ground in October, the resulting matcha is incredibly smooth with hardly any tannic notes.  The tea is smooth and creamy and has a hint of sweetness and slightly toasty aroma.  Suitable for usucha (thin tea) or koicha (thick tea).  Don't miss this chance to taste this tea, once it's gone, it's gone until next year.

Currently all of our ceremonial grade 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.  



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