I’ve tried this matcha more than once, because Yoshiaki Hattori from Ryutsu Service has been coming to the World Tea Expo regularly.
But this is the first time that I was given a sample to take home, hence I can properly review it.
It’s organic, and made in Shizuoka prefecture.
Let’s whisk it up
This matcha smells very fresh, with a deep seawed aroma.
There’s also a light sweetness to it.
Since the color of the tea is bright green, it’s also a good sign.
The sample comes in a small package, and it doesn’t say much about it. But I remember being told that it’s a ceremonial grade matcha.
I used the standard preparation of 2 grams of matcha and 60 ml (2 oz) of hot water.
As I pour the water, the fresh aroma of matcha can be felt in the air.
After whisking, we have a good looking foam.
Again, it has a desirable bright green color.
This matcha’s taste is delicious.
It has a good body, with a creamy feeling to it.
I didn’t find it bitter at all, and the astringency was just right.
My thoughts are that it’s smooth and easy to drink.
I wish that the sample was bigger 🙂