Akatsuki. Traditional Matcha for thick-tea

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Green Matcha Blend
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175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 oz / 60 ml

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Matcha “Akatsuki” (暁) is The Tea Crane’s original selected matcha for the service of tea during a ritual preparation of thick tea. This tea is of the highest grade and was manufactured in Kyoto’s most famous Gyokuro production region, Kyo-tanabe, using mostly organic fertilizers. Kyo-tanabe is known for its highly sweet and lush flavor, suitable for the production of Gyokuro. It is this lushness that is also reflected in this particular Matcha. Harvesting was conducted by hand, resulting in a tea of the highest grade, using only the youngest, freshest and sweetest new buds.

Origin: Kyo-tanabe, Kyoto, Japan (single estate).
Cultivar: Samidori

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This tea is full of surprises.
I have tasted several organic matchas to find that they have a soft flat flavour, almost no umami or sweetness and a strong antrisgency. Nothing to do with Akatsuki.

The powder is bright green with an intense aroma. When and easily forms a dense froth easily after whisking. The flavour is intense, complex, and eating a small sweet before drinking it enhances the range of flavours.

To my surprise I got the best results when preparing the tea with hot water (85-90ºC) unlike other matchas I have tasted.

I prepared it more like usucha (3 g /60 ml). Tried it also more concentrated (3,5 g/60 ml), its flavour enhanced but my body dit not take this amount of tea kindly. The recommend ratio is 4g/30 ml, but it is too much for me. Guess its caffeine content is high.

175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

Thanks for the review. I feel like a noob to matcha even though I’ve tried and reviewed quite a few. I’ve never mingled much with matcha enthusiasts so I can’t be sure if I’ve ever really even had “the good stufF” yet. This review helps me, because I have also noticed a lot of organic matcha I’ve had have a sort of soft, flat flavor. Might give this one a try someday.

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