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Chanoka Yabukita Matcha

Chanoka Yabukita Matcha

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Learn all the secrets of the Chanoka Yabukita Matcha

The Chanoka Yabukita Matcha is a premium matcha made by Mr. Takada in Uji. This tea produces a strong savory flavor and a hint of delicious acidity

Taste

Discover the results of Nio Teasโ€™ 4 step tea tasting method

To evaluate the Chanoka Yabukita Matcha, we evaluated the texture of the matcha as well as the flavor. Does it produce a dryness, sweetness, minerality or acidity? Weโ€™ll also evaluate how thick or rich the consistency of the matcha is, otherwise known as mouthfeel. Finally, for matcha specifically, we like to take a look at the vegetal flavor of the tea, as this is a profile consistent across all types of matcha.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

The color of this matcha is a slightly pale green with more of a lighter color

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off the powder as it is mixed into the water is savory with a hint of sweet spice

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

This matcha begins with a smooth sweetness that later transitions to a strong savory flavor profile on the mid palate. Then, a hint of acidity starts to kick in to quench the palate before finishing with a slightly dry sweetness.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

This matcha has a combination of dryness and acidity that invigorates the palate, as well as a powerful umami that adds depth and character to the structure.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we like collaborating closely with tea farmers who use organic and pesticide-free methods to grow their plants. Our visits to tea fields in Japan have shown us that these natural practices not only enhance the flavor of the tea but also promote the long-term health and sustainability of the tea fields.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • We engage in careful taste testing of each tea to achieve the best flavor profile possible.ย 
  • Additionally, we communicate with farmers to ensure that their tea fields are free from pesticides and chemicals.ย 
  • We also conduct on-site visits to evaluate the quality of the tea fields and production facilities.
  • Lastly, we strive to maintain healthy and diverse biodiversity around the tea fields.
JAS Japanese Agriculture Standards logo

JAS Certified

The JAS logo found on our products signifies compliance with the Japanese Agriculture Standards, which ensures that products are cultivated without the use of pesticides or chemicals, and is overseen by a government body.

In our selection process, we require larger tea farmers to provide us with the JAS label. This certification can be obtained through soil sampling and testing.

For smaller tea farmers who have not yet acquired certification, we accept the "pesticide-free" label to support their endeavors while still maintaining our commitment to pesticide-free farming.

How to prepare the tea

To prepare the Chanoka Yabukita Matchai and make a foamy bowl of matcha, we recommend you to follow these basic steps. Once you master these steps, you can get creative and add your own spin to them. It's important to follow the steps closely in the beginning to practice the proper technique.

  • icon of a strainer with quantity of matcha grams to add to prepare ceremonial matcha

    Step 1

    Begin by sifting 2 grams of matcha powder into your bowl to remove any clumps that may have formed due to humidity.

  • black icon of a teapot with temperature brewing instruction in degree for 70 degree celsius and 160 degree fahrenheit

    Step 2

    Heat the water up to 70 degrees Celsius or 160 degrees Fahrenheit.ย 

  • black icon of a black teapot pouring water in a chawan bowl

    Step 3

    Next, pour about 1 tablespoon of water into the bowl and mix the powder into a paste to ensure even distribution. Then, add 100ml of water to the bowl

  • black icon of a matcha whisk and a matcha bowl

    Step 4

    Gently scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure that the matcha is thoroughly combined with the water.

  • black icon of whisk whisking matcha in a bowl

    Step 5

    Finally, use rapid zigzag motions with your wrist to whisk the matcha until a light green foam appears on top.

  • black icon of a matcha bowl on a plat

    Step 6

    Enjoy your Chanoka Yabukita Matcha

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Necessary teaware

To prepare matcha, you will need the following accessories:

  • A matcha bowl, also known as a chawan, is a shallow ceramic or porcelain bowl that is specially designed for whisking matcha.
  • A matcha whisk, or chasen, is a bamboo whisk with thin tines that is used to mix and froth matcha powder with hot water.
  • A matcha scoop, or chashaku, is a bamboo scoop that is used to measure the appropriate amount of matcha powder and transfer it to the matcha bowl.
  • Sifting matcha is an important step in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, as well as for everyday use, to ensure a high-quality cup of matcha. Using a sifter can help remove any clumps or impurities from the matcha powder.
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Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

The Chanoka Yabukita matcha is supplied by Takada Masahiro, a Uji-based farmer who runs Chanoka, a family business with a long history of producing high-quality teas. The Chanoka legacy dates back to 1900 when Masahiro's great-grandfather established their first tea garden in Uji, and the family has been dedicated to cultivating and manufacturing exceptional teas ever since.

Sourced in Uji

Japan

The Chanoka Yabukita matcha is produced in Uji. Uji is arguably the most famous region for Japanese green tea production. This specific green tea is cultivated on Mr. Chanoka's tea farm, and it is grown at an altitude of 400 meters. The yabukita matcha is shaded for 3 weeks before the harvest in order to develop a nice sweet and savory flavor.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

As the name would suggest, the Chanoka Yabukita matcha is made using the Yabukita cultivar, the most popular tea plant variety in Japan.

  • Yabukita

    Yabukita has become by far the most popular tea plant variety produced in Japan, making up close to 75% of the total production. One reason this tea cultivar has become so popular is because it is resistant to frost, so it can survive the relatively cold winters of Central Japan. The tea also produces a strong savory and vegetal flavor, which is well-liked by fans of Japanese green tea.

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We provide a free shipping option for all orders, using the most cost-effective carrier available in your country. Customers in the U.S. and E.U. can expect to receive their orders within 5-7 days, while customers in other regions may experience up to 10 days for delivery. If you require expedited shipping, we also offer options for an additional fee.

Order issues

If you encounter any issues with your order, please contact us via email at info@nioteas.com for the quickest response from our customer service team. For quick queries, you can also reach out to us via direct message on Instagram at @nio_japanese_green_tea.

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We accept major credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay. If you prefer to pay via bank transfer, simply select this option at checkout, and we will provide you with the necessary information. Once we have received payment, we will dispatch your order.

Returns & Refunds

At Nio, we strive to ensure that all customers have a positive tea experience. If you are not satisfied with the tea you receive, please let us know, and we will happily provide you with a replacement.

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