Our Ceremonial Grade organic matcha varieties are the highest quality, freshest available in the US. Harvested in early spring from the youngest tea leaves at the top of the plant, they have a comforting aroma, thick silky froth, and rich, slightly sweet taste. High-quality matcha such as our Ceremonial varieties are never bitter or grassy, but smooth and mellow. As one moves up the scale toward the top tiers of matcha, the color becomes a more vivid green and the flavor becomes even more creamy and sweet.
Translated to Divine Grace, TenYu is our highest quality organic matcha variety. It is carefully grown near the Uji River, where the soil is very fertile. Rich soil creates the characteristic sweet/creamy taste, bright green color, and wonderful aroma worthy of a top tier Usucha. TenYu has a taste profile well beyond most organic matcha teas you will find on the market. Please compare TenYu with other organic matcha and taste the difference!
USDA & JAS Certified Organic (no agricultural chemicals or pesticides)
Exclusively grown and produced in the rolling hills of Uji, in the ancient city of Kyoto
1st harvest (Ichibancha) in early spring
Gokoh breed of tea plant
20-30 day shade grown (tencha) by the way of "Tana"
Ground in small batches using traditional granite stones (Hikiusu) for maximum freshness
Perfect for daily Usucha (thin tea) or the Japanese Tea Ceremony