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Extra-Young Shoots Ceremonial Grade Matcha

Extra-Young Shoots Ceremonial Grade Matcha

No bitterness

100% green tea powder from our own plantations in Japan "more than organic"

Handcrafted in our workshop in Kyoto

  • Traditional Matcha Tea (with water)
  • Matcha Tea Latte
  • Pastry

Not all Matchas are created equal, and this sweet wonder is without a doubt the best Ceremonial Matcha on the market outside of our grand crus. It is praised by all connoisseurs as the best for daily consumption and is distinguished by its sweetness!

Since we are producers and manufacturers, and have no middlemen, this superior quality is yet economical. This Matcha is 25% cheaper than any other brand!In fact, our packaging contains 40 grams instead of the usual 30 grams.


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DETAILS OF MANUFACTURE AND CULTIVATION

PLACE OF CULTIVATION
Yame

PLACE OF MANUFACTURE
At our workshop in Uji
(Kyoto prefecture)

TASTING NOTES
Umami, Smooth and Sweet

GRADE / QUALITY
Super Fine Ceremonial Grade

CULTIVARS
Okumidori, Yabukita, Saemidori

LAND / SOIL
Reddish Yellow Soil, Sandy Mixed Soil. Moderately acidic.

HARVEST PERIOD
1st Harvest (May)

DURATION OF SHADING
22 days (shelf)

MILLING SPEED
38 grams/hour

INGREDIENTS
100% Green tea

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Product History and Expertise

This Matcha is bursting with sweetness. It is made only from extra young shoots, those tender, bright green leaves that give an unparalleled flavor, and concentrate the most micro-nutrients, giving the best benefits. This is why it contains the maximum amount of chlorophyll, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Its quality and sweetness are perfectly consistent because we work each year in blends of several cultivars (A cultivar is a sub-variety, as for the vine varieties).

For this exceptional Matcha, we have used 3 cultivars: Okumidori, Yabukita, and Saemidori. They allow us to obtain an exceptional smoothness, a vibrant color and perfectly balanced flavors.

As for all our Matchas, the leaves used come from the first harvest of May, which is the first of each year. It is the most qualitative by far.

Usage and preparation

Add about a teaspoon of your Matcha to a bowl or mug, and gradually add water or milk, hot or iced, whisking with a  Chasen (a bamboo whisk that you can find on our site) until an emulsion is formed!

Enjoy the tasting!

You can consult the step-by-step instructions and our other recipes on this page.

Delivery

Delivery :

• Free delivery for orders over 49 Euros/CHF.

Here is a quick overview of our delivery times:

  • France: Expect your order within 2-3 working days.
  • Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and the rest of the European Union: Delivery takes approximately 5-6 working days.
  • United Kingdom: Your order should arrive in 7-8 working days.

For our Swiss customers (Postpac 100% Insured):

  • Collections take place on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Your package reaches Swiss Post on Tuesday or Friday, and should be with you in 1-2 business days from there.

Using DHL? Here's what to expect:

  • In France : We prepare your order within 24 hours, and DHL delivers the next day.
  • Rest of EU : After 24 hours preparation, expect delivery in 2-3 days.
  • Switzerland : Likewise, after 24 hours of preparation, delivery takes 2-3 days.

International : Delivery usually takes 5-7 business days.

Please note that these are estimated times and may occasionally vary due to unforeseen factors.

Guarantee and BIO

Our tea is 100% guaranteed, we have absolute confidence in the quality of the products we offer you. Matcha Botanicals is a team of passionate people who have nothing in mind to sell products that we are proud of. These are varieties carefully selected, developed and studied by our producers and with our tea master. The cultivation and manufacturing process is the subject of our full attention, because we are the first consumers of our products, and constantly in search of the best. 💯

As specialists in traditional Japanese Matcha, we exclusively distribute Matcha from equally passionate family farms, all members of the Japan Tea Association, and all producing traditional Japanese Matcha since the 18th century.

Their production methods are on quality standards much higher than that of the "BIO" standards, a simple comparison with a single cup between a "BIO" commercial matcha and those from the plantations that we offer is eloquent!

For our producers, it does not make sense to pay dearly for an ORGANIC label which would guarantee a lower quality than the real quality of their products, while increasing their costs. The production is analyzed regularly to guarantee its quality as strictly as a traditional Organic Matcha. 🌳

Once harvested, the leaves are washed and steamed to freeze their aromas. The steam forms a protective film around the leaf, which allows it to retain its properties. They are then dried in hot air in large nets, and stored. 

Less than 30 days before landing in your cup, the leaves are ground, then shipped by boat and train 🚞 to Europe, guaranteeing unparalleled freshness and an exemplary carbon footprint 🌈. 
By the way, cultivating a tea plant is like planting a young tree every 5 years. 

3 signs to identify a high quality Matcha

How to choose your matcha?

There are 3 clues by which you can easily determine the quality of a matcha: 

• The colour : must be bright and lively. If the matcha has an emerald green color it means that it has been stored and transported with care, without contact with oxygen and daylight, so the tea has retained all of its properties. If the matcha has a dark or dirty yellow color it means that it is simply not pure matcha or that it has lost its properties due to interaction with oxygen or sunlight. For this reason, after purchase never pour matcha into a transparent jar and store it in a dry and dark place.

• The smell: it must be pleasant, soft and at the same time saturated. If matcha smells like dry hay with hints of bitterness / seaweed (fish) or jasmine (like Chinese green and white teas), then this variety has nothing to do with real matcha or it has lost its properties during processing or storage.

• Taste : The taste of a good matcha is sweet, light. It certainly shouldn't taste like fish or seaweed! The taste of matcha depends greatly on the variety and the season when it is harvested. The May harvest has a deeper, rich taste and sweet aroma, and respectively, contains the highest amount of antioxidants and chlorophyll. Harvested later than July, matcha may have bitterness and it contains fewer vitamins and minerals than in the early varieties.

Preservation

Once ground, all Matchas begin a slow oxidation process, which degrades their properties.

Our Matcha is guaranteed to be freshly ground, and this is extremely important!

This involves complex logistics and many precautions with the sole purpose of bringing you an outstanding quality: a developed aromatic spectrum, a great sweetness, and the restitution of all beneficial nutritional properties.

Our Matcha is supplied in containers that are airtight and protected from light rays that could damage it, and made of special black glass, an inert material that does not react with the Matcha.

In order to consume your Matcha at the highest level of quality, we recommend that you consume it within 3 months by keeping it cool at +5C in our original container.

Your Matcha can however remain out of the fridge permanently and be consumed perfectly safely, however it will lose the exceptional qualities we have worked hard to give it.

Recycling

Our quality containers are as beautiful as they are practical, and fully recyclable.

Glass is one of the most recyclable materials available, and the special black glass we use for our containers is no exception.

These containers are so good though that we would recommend you keep them and use them to store your quality spices, cooking mixes, powders, chocolates and any food that may spoil.