Premium Matcha Patisserie | Yame, Fukuoka, Japan
Hoshinomura (星野村), translated as Starry Village, is one of the most beautiful villages in Japan, located in Yame, Fukuoka Prefecture, and it grows rare, one of a kind, most refined matcha in Japan. Nestled in rugged mountains, Hoshinomura has the ideal weather and soil for tencha and gyokuro production.
We waited 4 years to find and introduce this very special matcha - Premium Matcha Patisserie. We did't want to use any low quality (2nd or later harvest) matcha for some so-called culinary matcha which are often associated with brown/yellow-ish color, strong bitter taste and fishy smells. We want something just as green, beautiful, smooth, fragrant while economical enough to be used in baking.
During our national-wide tea hunting in Japan back in 2018, we fell in love with this magical place - Yame. We're so proud to establish a close relationship with the most renown matcha processor in Yame who represents the best local growers and adopts the most traditional stone grinding and "Hiire (火入れ)" technique, bringing you the highest patisserie grade on the market.
Velvety, Dark Chocolate, Fragrant Finish, Toasted Hazelnut
This grade is best use for baking and cold matcha lattes. The flavour is very mellow which may not be the best for making hot matcha latte, however the color and flavour will stay longer during baking process.
Matcha is sensitive to light and heat in general, so it's still recommended to bake in lower temperature or for a shorter time. Normal recipes do not call for enough matcha in quantity - it's recommended to increase the amount of matcha for a beautiful flavour and color.
Best to store in an airtight, stainless steel container; keep in fridge/freezer after opening or in a cool shaded place. Avoid direct sunlight or high temperature.
Avoid direct sunlight.