"Long Breath Mountain" is the vague poetic name of this matcha. It refers to the feeling of accomplishment and the reward of the view after you have climbed a mountain. Drawing in that long breath of fresh air and clearing your mind for a short moment. For those trying our matcha for the first time, or if you want to understand the base of all high quality matcha, this is a great starting point. It can help you understand one of the three layers of our Shousui and Genou since this matcha is made of the only Samidori.
Koicha Grade Matcha that is stone ground and grown by farmers in Yawata City in Uji and shaded for about 4 weeks. Samidori is used as the base for many matcha blends. It is the deep sweetness that you find in the taste of very high quality matcha and it also gives matcha a nutty aroma. Sokuchouzan has long been our preferred matcha for beginners as it gives you an insight to one of the basic tastes of high quality matcha.
All of our matcha selections are the same grade and quality. The only difference you will find are the types of tea tree cultivars that are used. The use of different cultivars gives each matcha its own character and taste. Certain cultivars are more expensive due to the small amount of harvest and the skills needed to masterfully grow and process them.
Matcha is not just a simple tea to us. It is part of our everyday health regimen and our tea practice. We are long time practitioners of Chanoyu through the Urasenke school and have dedicated our lives to the art of tea.. Our goal is to offer the purest taste, without compromising quality, at a reasonable price.
Extremely smooth with no trace of bitterness and easy to drink as thick or thin tea.
15 x 2g for thin tea (usucha) or 5 x 6g for thick tea (koicha)