What you have just found here is a very precious, 100% handpicked, traditionally farmed, certified ORGANIC matcha from Kyoto that should be prepared as koicha (thick matcha). Only the most prized top leaves of gokou tea bushes are carefully handpicked, and then processed and stone-ground into one of the best matcha that Kyoto has to offer.
Tenkei Hana is extremely aromatic and has the most lingering matcha scent when prepared. It has a distinctive complex taste that is full-bodied, rich, and mature, never chalky, bitter, bland, or solely sweet as so many matcha can be. The liquor color is a deep forest green and the aftertaste is thick, creamy, cleansing and endless. When it comes to ORGANIC matcha, it is easy to spot that Tenkei Hana is on a complete level of its own!
Why is Tenkei Matcha so special…
Plantation has over 250 years of history.
Grown at an authentic organic oishita-chaen (covered tea garden) on the single estate in Kyoto.
Tea leaves are 100% genuinely handpicked.
Tea bushes are kept in the rare traditional Shizen Shitate style which are hand pruned and tailored, never machine harvested or machine shaped.
Farm specializes in organic tencha and the growers are professional tencha artisans, not regular tea growers.
Tea gardens have been awarded for their outstanding cultivars.
100% single cultivar.
Tencha is aged in the traditional manner and is aged for at least 6 months before release.
One of only a few organic matcha in Japan that can truly be prepared and enjoyed as koicha (thick matcha).
Very limited, never mass produced, quality is absolutely paramount.
Completely free from farm-to-farm, region-to-region, and tea shop/manufacture/merchant blending/masking/tampering.
TOTALLY ORGANIC! JAS certified.