I received this tea from Yunomi.life. It’s an authentic matcha from Uji.
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms is one of my favorite tea producers. They are actively involved in spreading the word about Japanese tea.
Gokou matcha is made with the Gokou cultivar, hence the name. This cultivar makes a matcha that is creamier than usual.
Let’s see just how creamy it is.
Let the whisking begin
As always, I used 2 scoops of matcha (2 gr), and 60 ml (2 oz) of water at 80°C (176°F).
The first thing I did was to smell the aroma of the tea as soon as I opened the package.
It smells sweet, milky, maybe even fruity. Obubu describes it as an aroma of banana.
There is no vegetal aspect to the smell, but one does get the feeling that it is fresh.
I did notice the creaminess, it is rich and savory. The umami taste is evident as well.
There’s also a bit of bitterness, but it’s not a bad thing. It adds to the overall flavor by giving it a refreshing quality.
This matcha seems quite unique to me, although I haven’t reviewed that many up to now.
In my opinion, we’re looking at a fine matcha, very much worth its price.
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