Green

Yabukita Matcha

$17.75

Green

Yabukita Matcha

$17.75

Shade-grown, stone-ground matcha from the upper elevations of Japan, this ceremonial-grade delicacy is the finest in its class.

Quick Brew

205°F

1/2 tsp per 8 oz

Immediate


Tasting Notes

Vegetal, rich and silky with a lingering sweetness

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Our 2.5 oz matcha canister



Origins

After sampling dozens of matcha, Swallowtail found exactly what we were looking for in this single-origin matcha made from the Yabukita cultivar. Smooth and silky with a creamy mouthfeel and bright green finish, this lovely matcha is is perfect for a traditional ceremony and a daily delight.

Swallowtail's Yabukita Matcha is shade-grown to encourage enhanced chlorophyll production. Once harvested and dried, the leaves are stone-ground into a fine powder about 5 microns small, smaller than talcum or baby powder. Matcha is revered for its health qualities because, while most teas are steeped and separated, matcha is wholly consumed. It's like the difference between boiling spinach and just drinking the water and eating the greens along with the broth. Try it in a traditional Chawan for a wonderful experience. Try it in a traditional Chawan for a wonderful experience.