Tea Type: Matcha Green Tea Tea Region:
Uji, Kyoto, Japan Tasting Notes
- Appearance: Intense, vivid, bright green, cloudy, foamy liquor.
- Aroma: Delicately sweet, baked pastry and vanilla, nutty aroma with a hint of almond.
- Flavour: Sweet, creamy, buttery, avocado, cresson, dark chocolate, truffle notes with lingering almond milk note in the finish. Its distinctive umami and creamy nutty flavour persistently stays on the palate.
- Mouthfeel: Intense, full-bodied, creamy liquor and mouthfeel. Absolute lack of bitterness, umami and nutty sweetness is persistent in the finish.
- Sift the Matcha to remove any lumps and enhance its mellow flavour.
- Plack 2 Chashaku or 1 teaspoon of Matcha (approx. 2g) into the Chawan bowl.
- Pour 60ml of hot water (80℃) and whisk the Matcha with a bamboo Chasen until it becomes creamy and foamy.
- NB. This guidance is for the preparion of Usucha (thin and mild Matcha). To prepare Koicha (thick and strong Matcha), follow the same steps, but double the amount of Matcha with 30-40ml of hot water (80℃). Unlike Ushucha, Koicha will not become foamy while whisking.
Tips for Tea Connoisseurs
Matcha Tannhauser is a top of the top of the top, Koicha grade ceremonial matcha from Uji, Japan, made from only carefully hand-picked tea leaves of the prestigious Asahi cultivar and extremely rare Narino cultivar growing in Uji, Japan. Uji is a highly sought-after place, among Japanese green tea and matcha lovers, as many celebrated Japanese tea gardens are located and reputed to produce the best Matcha throughout the whole of the Japanese archipelago.
The harmonious composition of these two promising, exceptional matcha cultivars makes stunning matcha with the highly unique, complex flavour profile and all the desired characteristics of the very best competition grade Koicha ceremonial matcha you can find in Japan. Just like a well-aged and harmonious Bordeaux red blend, the quality of this prestigious matcha blend made from the top elite cultivars is mind-blowing. In terms of aroma and flavour, Matcha Tannhauser impresses us with its complex flavour dimension that it develops along the palate - the explosion of umami flavour and intense avocado, cresson-like vegetal notes that it gets from Narino cultivar on one hand and rich, creamy, nutty macadamia and gourmand, dark chocolate truffle notes that it gets from Asahi cultivar on the other hand. If you're already a fan of our other top Koicha matcha such as Matcha Eroica, Matcha Claire de La Lune and Matcha Okunoyama, you will taste another level of complexity and umaminess and incredibly mellow, creamy texture in this matcha.
For classical music lovers, we recommend pairing the overture of Tannhauser, Wagner's masterpiece opera, with this outstanding, exceptional quality matcha. In this beautifully orchestrated concert between Narino and Asahi cultivar, we certainly feel and taste well how these two cultivars sometimes contrast and complement each other, somewhat reminiscent of Wagner's recurrent theme of the struggle and tension between the two forces of love - sacred and profane love.
For Matcha connoisseurs, we highly recommend trying to experience the difference of our top ceremonial grade single-estate, single-cultivar Matcha as well - Matcha Lohengrin, Matcha Eroica, Matcha Okunoyama, and Matcha Salut d'amour.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely grounded powdered green tea, made from tea leaves shade-grown for 3-6 weeks before the harvest. Due to its limited exposure to the sunshine, tea plants undergo a chain of physiological changes in order to survive, which, in turn, results in the changes of the chemical composition of the tea leaves. Produced this way, Matcha tea is extremely rich in antioxidants and L-theanine.
Health Benefits of Matcha
Matcha is one of the superfoods known to be highly rich in antioxidants and amino acids. Explore our range of top ceremonial grade Matcha to find your favourite daily matcha and enhance your daily vitality. Our Matcha will be your perfect daily companion to boost your immune system and sense of well-being.
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