Competition Grade No. 3 - UME
First Harvest | Single Cultivar | Hand Picked | Organic | Koicha & Usucha
Ume is from the first ever award-winning organic matcha farm, and it's Yamanoibuki single cultivar. It's an entry-level competition grade matcha and is also available as 30g Ultrapremium Ceremonial grade.
baby vegetable, young bamboo, smooth, naturally balanced sweetness
Ume is best for making Usucha. Click here for brewing Instructions.
NOTE: For competition grade matcha, it's crucial to sift prior to whisking. Get your professional matcha sifter here.
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.
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 range the 1st place.
Read more about competition and evaluation criteria, click here.