Kirishima Blend is a single-origin matcha that highlights the regional character of the Kirishima Mountain in southern Japan. Made exclusively from organic first flush tencha, Kirishima Blend is a collaboration project between Rishi buyers, the Nishi Family tea farm, and our tencha milling partners in Shizuoka.
Every year we taste a range of individual cultivar production lots of tencha, in leaf form and test-milled into matcha. We taste to understand the unique performance of each cultivar, which varies from season to season. We then assemble and taste trials of cultivar blends to create the perfect CHO WA (harmony and balance) of amaku (umami), koku (density), awaku (briskness), and shibuku (bitterness).
The cultivar components of Kirishima Blend shift from season to season, according to our collaborative effort to create the most balanced and vivid expression of this southern Japanese appellation of origin.
Blend of Saemidori, Okumidori, Yabukita, Okuyutaka
Kirishima Blend is designed to highlight the character of the Kirishima mountain region, with a perfect balance of savory umami, fresh bittersweetness, with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
Sift 1 tsp (2g) per 2.5 oz of water
Whisk 15 seconds
Organic Japanese green tea
Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan