Eiju │ Matcha │ Marukyu Koyamaen
Our top-grade matcha option. Make as a thin (usucha) or thick matcha (koicha). Your journey begins when the tin is opened and you experience the fresh aroma and vibrant green.
Prepared as a koicha expect a mouthful of flavor; look for hints of roasted nuts and fresh picked spinach (umami). Prepared as a usucha the texture is light and smooth with flavor that is sweet (for a matcha) and creamy.
Unlike Kinrin, the Eiju is not as sensitive to water temperature during preparation. Making it perfect for the inattentive and more forgiving for those without perfect instruments or experience.
STEP 2. Pour 70 ml / 2.4 oz of water 80℃ / 176°F water over the matcha powder.
STEP 3. Whisk with a tea whish (chasen) until foamy.
RECOMMENDATIONS❖ Use soft water, but not mineral, distilled or purified water. Much of US tap water is hard water, containing minerals that may interfere with the taste of your tea. If you have hard water or lack a filtration system to remove mineral particles, then bottled water can be used. Distilled or purified water may result in a flat tea.
Japan’s National Tea Competition: 1st prize twenty-two times
Kansai’s Regional Tea Competition: 1st prize nine times
Japanese Tea Selection Paris 2021 Matcha Category "Best Award" Winner
Hong Kong International Tea Fair 2019 Green Tea Category “CHAMPION”