May 2022 harvest
I’ve had another of this matcha master’s Asahi cultivar matcha from a vendor based in Japan. Looking to skirt the high shipping charge from Japan, I ordered from Rishi.
This is good matcha, though nowhere near as great as the other one. Great color and foam, muted aroma; flavor is a little watered down for the amount of powder used and leans rather floral and like cucumber. Texture is not as silky as I’ve experienced with the other Asahi cultivar matcha. In fact, it’s kind of chalky. Perhaps this a function of age, since it was probably milled late last year or early this year (it is now October).
Not worth the high price to me.
Flavors: Algae, Cacao, Chalk, Cucumber, Custard, Floral, Macadamia, Moss, Roasted Nuts