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First Harvest Premium Asanoka Variety


Our Asanoka Matcha is the perfect example of what a Kagoshima terroir and single cultivar can produce. This very refreshing and aromatic tea is overflowing with the unique qualities of the Asanoka variety which is a cross between Yabukita and a special China bush varietal.

With a deep, slightly bold flavor and elegant rich green hues that are distinctly Matcha Xen, this umami-rich Asanoka variety leads the way with its toasty notes of sweetness. This refreshing tea resonates best when brewed in the traditional method using a high-quality bamboo whisk.

Our 100% USDA Organic Matcha green tea powders are premium ceremonial grade teas that are perfect for the traditional Japanese Matcha Tea experience. Our Organic Matcha is grown without pesticides or harmful fertilizers, harvested by hand and stone ground to preserve its nutritional qualities.

A little history about Matcha: Matcha is a finely ground green tea powder that has been used for centuries in Japan as a ceremonial beverage. It has become an increasingly popular drink around the world due to its health benefits and energizing effects. However, much like fine wine, matcha can come in many different grades and quality levels so it's important to understand what you're actually buying before making your purchase.

At the upper tier, Ceremonial grade matcha is the highest quality available and will typically have very fine particles with a deep green color (sometimes called "jade"). Ceremonial grade tea has been traditionally used for centuries by Zen priests and legend has it that it was used to promote spiritual awakening.