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Ryuoen Tea House Koichi Aya No Mori Matcha

Ryuoen Chaho's Koichi Aya No Mori Matcha is a distinctive ceremonial grade matcha used in formal settings. Once reserved only for the Emperor, nobles and shogun, Koicha is a thicker matcha, made by whisking more tea with less water to achieve a glossy consistency and texture. Used in formal tea ceremonies, Koicha is savoured for its higher level of antioxidants and stronger umami flavour. 

The grade of the matcha determines the quality and taste of the Koicha. A strict requirement is that the first flush leaves for this blend be harvested from trees that are at least 30 years old. The core reason for the insistence of this requirement is that older trees contribute greatly to the sweetness and full-bodied umami flavour of the matcha tea leaves. The older the tree, the higher the grade of matcha. 

As a ceremonial grade matcha, this tea was given its poetic name Aya No Mori 綾の森 - Weaving Forestby revered Chashi (or teamasters). This is a stronger flavoured tea for those accustomed to matcha's astringent qualities. As it's served as a Koicha, this tea has a sweeter taste, deeper herbaceous fragrance and a dark green flavour akin to wakame. For those who prefer a thinner consistency, this tea can still be serve as Usucha. In cooking, we recommend using this matcha for desserts like ice cream, tiramisu, matcha cream in sponge cakes. 

Recommended amount per cup: 3-4g
Servings Per Tin: Averages 10-15 cups of tea
Water Temperature: 80-85ºC

Weight | 40g
Origin | Kyoto prefecture, Japan

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