Competition Grade No. 1 - KURI
First Harvest | Single Cultivar | Hand Picked | Organic | Triple-Layered Tana Shading | Koicha
Kuri won the 3rd place in the national tea competition competing with over 100 matcha candidates (95% of which are non-organic). This is the first ever organic matcha winning this prize. We're honoured to be the sole distributor in North America.
Deep in Umami, Bold, Silky, Edamame, Sweet Finish
Kuri is best for making Usucha & Koicha. Click here for brewing Instructions.
20g matcha in foil bag + high quality aluminum screw-top canister + box
20g matcha refill in foil bag + box
What is Competition Grade matcha?
The national tea competition is hosted annually for the purposes of improving the cultivation standards and quality of tea (especially green tea). Over 1000 high quality teas are submitted for review and the owner of the tea farms will present, participate and receive the awards of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 農林水産大臣賞. This is the highest award and achievement one can receive in the agricultural industry in Japan.
Over 20 professional judges & tea masters will taste and evaluate all teas using the same brewing methods (volume, quantity & temperature control). Procedures and criteria are clearly standardized and monitored throughout the evaluation. The judges will take notes and put down the value of each tea, and the most valued tea will rank the 1st place.
Read more about competition and evaluation criteria, click here.