Matcha (Powdered Green Tea) "Aoarashi" from Marukyu-Koayamen in Kyoto, Uji
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Marukyu Koyamaen is a highly regarded tea grower and blender located in the heart of Uji, Kyoto. Its private tea estates have a rich history of 317 years.
The founder of this tea plantation, Kyujiro Koyama, began cultivating and processing tea in Ogura, Uji, around the year 1704. The Uji region is considered the main producing area of the highest quality tea in Japan. Koyamaen maintains consistently high standards and superior quality from cultivation to the final product. For this reason, he has received more than 21 awards in recognition of his efforts.
The freshly picked tea leaves are steamed and dried without rolling. Later, stalks and veins are removed and the remaining soft leaf tissue is ground into a fine powder, Matcha, by a stone mill.