I've been sourcing matcha from Uji, Japan for the past 6+ years. I've tasted a lot of matcha! Not only is continually tasting and learning about matcha one of my favorite parts of my job, but it's my responsibility to make sure every matcha we offer is the absolute highest-quality for the price, and truly adds something compelling to the Mizuba collection.
I am excited to share that we've found an outstanding and highly-limited addition to the lineup: Single-Cultivar Uji Hikari.
We are humbled at the opportunity to work with renowned matcha producer Mr. Kiyoharu Tsuji. Having won countless awards in Japan for his teas, 5th-generation master farmer Tsuji san is responsible for one of the greatest matcha experiences you can savor. His tea plants are unpruned, hand-harvested, and enjoy the most traditional form of shade-growing (the Honzu technique) in the region's nutritious red clay soil. When the first flush arrives in shincha season (the first crop of the year), the tencha tea leaves are stone-milled to perfection. In fact, Tsuji san's matcha has the highest concentrations of L-theanine and amino acids ever recorded of any matcha in the world.
And did I mention it tastes amazing?
We only have a very limited amount of this matcha, so make sure to grab it before it's gone.
As always, it is an immense privilege to share the gift of tea with you!
- Lauren and the Mizuba team
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