Matcha Senjunomukashi (Thick Grade) - Loose 30 g. Tin - Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Matcha Senjunomukashi (Thick Grade)

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Packaging Type:Loose
Unit:30 g. Tin
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Matcha powdered green tea has been the pride of Uji for several centuries. The Senjunomukashi (Thick Grade) has been used traditionally in the Japanese tea ceremony. 

Ingredients: Green tea.

Theanine and caffeine content per 100 g.:

  • 1500 mg. theanine
  • 3900 mg. caffeine

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Mike's Rating

3 Briskness
3 Body
3 Aroma
 Details: There was a time when the only tea consumed consisted of powdered tea leaves mixed with hot water. It was at that time that the Japanese developed their great affection for tea. Traditionally, Japanese aristocrats used matcha for their tea ceremony. It was only in the 1800's that Japanese commoners started to drink brewed tea like Sencha and Bancha. This ancient tea is made from a shade grown tea, the best coming from outside of Kyoto near the suburb of Uji. After harvest, the tea (called Tencha) is air dried. The dry flakes are taken to a "clean" room filled with rotating millstones and everything is covered with green dust. After a full hour of grinding, each stone produces two ounces of dried Matcha.
 Dry Leaves: This tea is made from a raw tea called Tencha that is air dried, then dried flakes are ground between two stones, just like centuries ago. The result is a fine powder that is almost neon green.
 Liquor: The liquor is made by dissolving the tea powder into water. There is no brewing like with other teas. You drink the leaf! The liquor is thick and frothy from the mixing. It is an opaque brilliant green color.
 Aroma: The aromas are faint and only discernible from the broth. They offer hints of honeydew melon sweetness over a base note of cooked spinach. Since it comes from air dried teas, there are no notes of toastiness.
 Flavors: Senjunomukashii is a mouth-filling, even head-filling broth and tastes intensely of spinach and artichokes, followed by a bracing caffeine bite.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Medium-bodied. Senjunomukashi is a "thick matcha," so it is thick and bracing.
 Brewing Time: N/A
 Brewing Temp: 175¬ļ