Uji Matcha Manten
Expensive? Yes, it is. However – if you are in search of the absolute best matcha available anywhere, your search is over! This matcha has never been sold outside of Japan, until now. A few words about this item…
The first thing you will notice about this matcha is its wonderful aroma. Extremely aromatic!
The grower has an extremely small production, and is currently supplying only the local market with this grade, so the supply is extremely limited. O-Cha.com will have this item in stock as supplies are available, which will be very hit and miss.
Because of limited space and the age of the tea plants used for this item, the grower will never be able to increase his production.
The typical customer in Japan who purchases this matcha are the tea ceremony instructors – because they know it to be the best.
In the Uji area where this tea is grown, the grower is well known, and has written a book on the art of growing Tencha (the tea leaves from which matcha is derived.) He has won numerous awards for his Tencha from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The taste of Manten is very distinctive and there is no competition for this grade – this is a connoisseur’s class matcha. O-Cha.com is the first to carry this matcha outside of Japan. Koi-cha (Thick tea) is sweeter, more milder tasting than Usu-cha. Because twice the amount of tea powder is used to make a thicker tea, a milder, less bitter product is required. While you can brew a thick matcha in the normal “thin” manner, the opposite is not true and there are really very few matcha green teas which one can make a true think style matcha. Manten, however, is one of those.
Weight: 30.00 grams
Grown in: Uji
Year Harvested: 2012
Type: Thick (Koicha)
Whisk needed?: Yes
Color: Intense Green
Container Type: Re-sealable Round Metal Container
Net Wgt Grams: 30
Servings Per Container: 10