Single-Origin Aozora Matcha
Our recommended matcha for those who enjoy matcha tea
$ 34.00 USD
Availability: 39 in stock
MADE IN JAPAN
SHIPS FROM USA
“The Aozora blend is a joy to sip, comforting, relaxing, a cozy sweater on a fall day, the perfect accompaniment to watching the leaves fall. It’s earthy and smooth as silk upon the tongue. It is not as sweet as the Noaki First Spring Blend, it’s deeper and more substantial. First Spring is a cheerful dancer, while Aozora is a philosophical poet.”
A single-origin organic matcha made from the mountainous Isagawa region in Shizuoka. Perfect for enjoying matcha tea, traditional style.
We recommend 1 tsp (2 grams) to make a cup of matcha tea. Our 40g pouch makes at least 20 cups of tea.
To prolong freshness, keep refrigerated once opened. We recommend finishing the tin within 1 -2 months after opening for the best experience.
$25 really expensive for just over 1 oz of tea!
1 serving is actually only 2 grams (0.07 oz), and we hear that some people prefer to use just 1 gram to make tea. So a little matcha really goes a long way.
Where is your tea grown?
Our products are made from tea that is 100% grown, harvested and processed in Japan.
I’m concerned about radiation and heavy metals in matcha!
Short answer: there is no need to be. Each crop of tea is rigorously tested for different sources of contamination (including radiation and heavy metals), and the Japanese government also conducts their independent tests. Thus far, there is nothing to worry about. If you’d like more details, read them here.
Is your matcha organic?
This matcha is not certified organic because we think non-organic tastes better. However we have organic options too. If you’d like to know more, we invite you to read this article.
What are the other ingredients in your matcha?
Just 100% matcha green tea powder. We call them “blends” because the tea master selects and blends together different tea leaves to achieve a specific taste outcome.
Is this gluten free?
Our matcha only consists of tea leaves that are milled into a fine powder :)
Introducing our latest Aozora Matcha
Organically grown and sourced from the mountainous Isagawa region in Shizuoka.
100% organically grown, pesticide free
Sourced from the mountainous Isagawa region in Shizuoka, where altitudes range from 300 to 600m, these tea plants thrive without the need for pesticides or chemicals thanks to the cool air and nutrient-rich soil. Additionally, the natural shades and slower growth at higher elevations yield an exceptionally flavorful tea.
Specially crafted for matcha tea
When enjoyed as tea, this organic matcha boasts an extremely mellow and sweet flavor profile, alongside moderate roasty undertones.
Important tips for enjoying high-grade Aozora Matcha
1. Sifting is required
Aozora Matcha is made using a traditional stone mill, and sometimes the matcha tends to clump up more than other grind methods. For some reason, the difference is much more perceivable for Aozora Matcha compared to other of our matcha.
2. Optimal water temperature: 149°F (65°C) or lower
To fully appreciate Aozora Matcha, we suggest using water at a temperature of 149°F (65°C) or lower. Our experiments revealed that the exceptional quality of Aozora Matcha truly shines within this specific range of water temperatures.
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The Naoki Matcha Difference
We are constantly on the lookout for new places to get the finest matcha so we can share them with you. And thankfully, we found this unique tasting matcha from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
We work closely with producers from different tea regions in Japan (Uji & Kyoto, Kagoshima, Yame, Nishio) to find the best matcha at each price point. That means you get a variety of matcha to choose from and the best price-to-quality ratio for matcha available online.
Trusted by Tea Community
“I think this might go without saying, but I was thoroughly impressed by the care that Naoki had for matcha and their consumers experience. The amount of resourced available and versatile blends all create for a more knowledgeable consumer which can only help them with their matcha product choosing.” – Daniella @teacachai
Reviewed by people who know tea
It’s smooth & creamy, slight buttery texture with a good amount of umami taste and a slight hint of astringency on the tongue. The overall taste is very gentle. I feel calm and relaxed that I think it’s great for the afternoon with some sponge cake.
The resulting Matcha was great! Super smooth, with toasty and vegetal notes. Slightly sweet, but more Umami with a hint of bitterness-but pleasant, deep flavor! Probably not a Matcha for beginners as I would tend to recommend a sweeter option, but definitely a great one to try for more advanced Matcha drinkers.
Changing the water temperatures to 165°F, a perfect balance of sweetness and a hint of grassiness with more roasted notes in the finish. At 175°, there is a “slight” bite of bitterness but by no means unpleasant.