We manufacture our products using only green tea
that has been cultivated, harvested and refined
for each specific cultivar in a specific area and farm.
This matcha, produced in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture,
is used as a raw material for high-quality Uji matcha.
Ichibancha (the first-picked tea) of 2020 is processed with a traditional stone mill to produce a top-quality, nutritious tea.
We are a Japanese brand of tea grown in Wazuka
Uji Matcha is considered to be Japan's most famous
and highest quality tea.
Our Single-Origin Matcha, which is grown in Wazuka-cho, Kyoto,
supplies about half of the tea leaves for Uji tea.
We only use 100% single-cultivar tea leaves.
Is your matcha genuine?
Most of the green tea you see around nowadays is blended.
Some "matcha" is mixed with green tea powder
or uses poor quality tea leaves to lower the cost.
However, our green tea is not blended and we use only one cultivar
from Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture.
We make it clear who cultivates our tea and at what location, as well as what cultivar, the manufacturing process, and how it is stored.
Wazuka is the largest producer of Uji tea,
and all SHUHARI tea leaves are from there.
We deliver genuine Uji tea directly from the farmers.
"We appreciate the pure fascination and value of tea."
Every day, we are continuously striving to provide our genuine,
our finest product
How Matcha is made
"Tencha" is the basic raw material used in matcha.
Shade-grown tea leaves (Tencha) are dried
and stone-ground into a fine powder.
Integrated management system from cultivation to production
Raw materials for Matcha and harvesting Tencha tea
Before Tencha tea is harvested, it is covered with a special black cloth to block out the sunlight for about two weeks. By blocking out the sunlight, Tencha tea leaves become thin and soft, with less astringency (tannin) and more flavour (theanine), which makes it ideal for Matcha.
Immediately after harvesting, they are shipped
to the processing plant.
Tea leaves begin to oxidize soon after they are picked. On the same day, the tea is processed into rough tea, which is a complex process that is repeated many times before it is shipped to our partner, Tsuji Riichi Honten's Uji Tawara Factory. After heating and drying, the tea is stored in a vacuum pack before starting the matcha processing
According to the timing of the order, the matcha is ground on a millstone and processed. Only 40 grams per hour are carefully and deliberately ground on a stone mill. Matcha is notoriously heat-sensitive, so using a grinder or some other means will reduce the flavour and taste of the tea. This is the best way to ensure that the tea is of the highest quality.
Benefits of matcha
- Antioxidant, anti-ageing
- Catechins suppress carcinogenesis
- Improves memory
- Enhances vitality
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Suppresses elevated blood sugar
- Enhances immunity with vitamin C
- Helps with recovery from nervous fatigue, elimination of drowsiness