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Japanese matcha, Ikenoshiro, 2021

155,00 DKK595,00 DKK

155,00 DKK595,00 DKK

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Japanese matcha, Ikenoshiro, 2021

155,00 DKK595,00 DKK

Specification:

Origin: Fukuoka, Yame, Japan (single estate)

Flavour notes: rich juicy taste, grass

Harvested: May 2021

Quality: No.5 out of 5. Top class for “thin tea”

This matcha is suitable for what you call “thin” tea, which is still a full-bodied tea with creamy foam on top.

Ikenoshiro is No. 5 on the quality barometer, ie. the best of the 5 qualities for “thin” tea. The taste is round, full and has a creamy texture. This matcha has an aftertaste suggesting spinach, grass and seaweed. One of the best matcha teas available on the market from Japan. Hoshino receives regular awards for their high quality and fine taste.

This tea from Hoshino Seichaen, is produced by a family-run company founded in 1946 and today is run by the brothers Yamaguchi, who over the last 10 years have trained the next generation to take over in the near future. Hoshino Seichaen is a well-known and widely recognized tea producer in Japan. Hoshino Seicha is home to Yame in Fukuoka.

Ingredients: Green tea

Store in a dry and cool area.

Description

It takes a little practise to learn to prepare a matcha but once you have the skill the preparation itself becomes part of the enjoyment of drinking matcha. When preparing matcha, the following equipment is used:

 

chasen – a bamboo whisk

chasaku – a spoon made of bamboo

chawan – a matcha bowl

small sieve – (for making the matcha power as fine as possible)

Step 1) Preheat the bowl (chawan) with a little warm water and then wipe it dry.

Step 2) Scoop two measures of matcha with the bamboo spoon (chasaku) in the matcha bowl (chawan).

Step 3) Add 100 – 150ml of 80ºC water into the bowl (chawan), after which you whisk strongly for approximately a minute. It is important that you hold the bowl firmly so that it is steady, whisk in a zig-zag or M-shape motion.

Finally, you can slowly move the whisk back and forth to break the small bubbles in the foam.

Serving suggestion. A small sweet cake or a little dried fruit goes very well with matcha. In Japan you will find an impressive range of sweets for matcha. These are often made from sweetened bean paste or sweetened rice.

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