This matcha is produced by a fellow organic farmer here in our local mountains from 100% Yabukita cultivar tea leaves. This tea is harvested in mid-May after three weeks of shading. It is processed using conventional milling machines. We believe that it is a fine example of the potential to make good quality, organic matcha here in Fujieda.
We strongly recommend consuming matcha as quickly as possible after opening the package. Matcha will begin to lose its color and aroma rapidly if allowed to sit around after opening. Pleases drink it quickly so as to fully enjoy the best qualities this tea has to offer! If you buy multiple packs, we suggest storing them in a freezer and taking them out to sit unopened at room temperature for 24 hours before consumption to avoid condensation damage. When storing in refrigeration, make sure that it is fully sealed to avoid adulteration from other food aromas.
We believe that this is a good guide for how to prepare ceremonial style matcha: https://www.marukyu-koyamaen.co.jp/english/enjoy/maccha.html