Matcha – Usu-cha Superior
Uji, Kyoto is known for the absolute highest grade Matcha in Japan, and no other region can even come close to claiming that they produce a Matcha that rivals even a middle grade Matcha from Uji. The art of growing Matcha was developed here in Uji, and is the closest kept secret around.
Matcha Usucha for serving Gusts
Green tea in general is divided into 3 categories; Koi-cha (thick tea), Usu-cha (thin tea), and Cooking Matcha. Usu-cha, or sometimes known as ousu, is used for tea ceremony, is served when , and is the Matchat that is served in the Zen Temples. Usu-cha is not intended for “thick” bowls of Matcha, but rather for the “lighter” bowls of Matcha, and is quite often preferred by those who drink green tea daily.
Our superior grade Usu-cha is an entry level green tea that is great for drinking usu-cha, for tea ceremony, and does very well in many Matcha based beverages, such as green tea Lattes. This is a blend that is often used in tea-ceremony lessons.
Cooking with Matcha
Although this is our lowest grade of Usu-cha, you may find that this is a better blend than many of the Matcha’s that claim to be “high quality”. If you are new to Matcha, this is a great place to start. This blend is also good for use in cooking especially rich Matcha cakes, makes a wicked Matcha Icecream, and is also good for mixing it in with Sencha or other green teas in where you need an extra kick!
Amount: 40g (1.41oz)
Container: Steel Container