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Hoshino Seichaen

Houju

Houju

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Houju

The top grade of matcha produced by Hoshino Seichaen. Experts carefully select the most delicious leaves of this years harvest to create this incredible matcha. We recommend you enjoy it as koicha (thick matcha tea) although it is also utterly delicious when prepared as usucha (thin matcha tea).

 

20g Net.

About the Tea Maker

Hoshino Seichaen

Famous for their high-grade shaded teas such as Gyokuro and Matcha, Hoshino Seichaen has been producing tea in the foggy mountain village of Yame for almost 80 years. They aim to manufacture and process high-quality tea with all their heart, whilst preserving the age-old traditions that make Japanese tea so special.

How to Make

Usucha (Thin Matcha):

We recommend you use not quite boiling water, around 80°C works well.If you are using a chashaku (a Japanese bamboo teaspoon) we recommend 2 scoops, or 1 scoop from an ordinary teaspoon (approx. 1.5g)

1. Add 2 scoops of matcha powder to your tea bowl or cup.

2. Pour around 70ml of not quite boiling water into the tea bowl.

3. Whisk the matcha with a chasen (Japanese bamboo whisk) or a small whisk, for about 15 seconds until smooth and slightly foamy.

Koicha (Thick Matcha):

We recommend you use not quite boiling water, around 80°C works well.If you are using a chashaku (a Japanese bamboo teaspoon) we recommend 3 scoops, or 2 scoops from an ordinary teaspoon (approx. 4g)

1. Add 2 scoops of matcha powder to your tea bowl or cup.

2. Pour around 30ml of not quite boiling water into the tea bowl.

3. Whisk the matcha with a chasen (Japanese bamboo whisk) slowly, for about 15 seconds until you have a smooth, thick consistency.

How to Store

We recommend storing your matcha in the refrigerator once opened. For the best flavour and colour, we recommend finishing the tin within 8 weeks of opening.

About the Best Before Date

Our best before dates follow the Japanese system (YY/MM/DD). You can find the best before date on the bottom of the tin.

Our tea is produced by some of the most prestigious tea makers in Japan. As they take great pride in their Matcha, they give it a six month best before date once ground.

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