New Harvest Matcha 2020 - 20g
|Best before date||180 days from packaging|
|Serving size||10g (2 tbsp.) per pot|
|Size||2.1" x 2.1" x 2"|
|Net weight||0.7 oz|
New Harvest Matcha
We are excited to offer New Harvest Matcha again this year exclusively in the USA and Canada.
Matcha is usually not released immediately after harvest. Instead, it is “rested” for a period of many months to mature the flavor. However, this unique New Harvest Matcha was made from grinding the new tea leaves harvested this year, 2020. It is full of the energetic character the tea leaves have right after they are picked.
New Harvest Matcha would rank in the rich category of our regular matcha lineup, so it has a similar long aftertaste, vibrant color, and sweet aroma as those teas, in addition to its unique energy.
The nuances of New Harvest Matcha change every year we release it, depending on the climate and other growing conditions in the tea fields. The lively, sweet aroma of this year’s release is delightful, and it fills the room from the second you open the matcha bag. Once whisked, this tea has a balance of sweetness and elegant bitterness that reminds us of dark chocolate. After a powerful first impression, its finish is long, sweet, and pleasantly light.
We recommend trying this tea first as regular usucha, to experience its refreshing strength. Prepare it next as koicha (thick tea) to taste this tea’s full umami and green freshness. In a latte, the elegant bitterness pairs well with milk’s creaminess. Finally, you can whisk this tea with cold water and serve over ice, which produces a sweet, clear character.
Characterized by its rich aroma, full-bodied mellow sweetness, and vivid green color, matcha is a favorite among tea lovers in Japan. Ground from shade-cultivated tea leaves, matcha is rich in theanine -- an amino acid responsible for matcha's umami (translates to “savory deliciousness” and is also known as the fifth taste). Generally, the higher the grade, the richer the umami taste.
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Great tasting matcha tea, but what is more outstanding is the customer service I received from Sebastian. I had some damage on this order and Sebastian instantly replaced the damaged items and expedited the delivery. He also threw in something extra on a different order when an item was back ordered.. Top notch service! I will be back!
So fresh. Truly the taste of spring and summer. Nothing like making this early in the morning to start my day.
I'm not an expert and I think all matcha pretty much tastes the same, but compared to the traditional tea ippodo has, this tastes uniquely different. It seems to be more concentrated than the regular flavor, and it is colored a bit more vividly green.
This definitely has a different, deeper flavor than regular matcha.
Full disclosure: I don't know what "umami" or "astringency" means even though it's all over the description. Maybe I just don't have the range
This a lovely Matcha. Bright green,with fresh vegetal aroma. The body is silky and creamy. The taste is rich with a little sweetness and a slight astringency.