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Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori

Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori

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Learn all the secrets of the Japanese Matcha Te

The Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori is a premium from the Osada family in Shizuoka with a nice rich, smooth flavor and a full-bodied finish

Taste

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

We assessed both the texture and flavor of the Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori. Our evaluation included examining its dryness, sweetness, minerality, and acidity. Additionally, we assessed its mouthfeel by determining its thickness or richness. Lastly, we analyzed the tea's vegetal flavor, which is a characteristic shared among all types of matcha.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

This Japanese Matcha Tea exhibits a stunningly rich and darker jade green color that evokes a sense of natural purity and organic vibrancy. Furthermore, the texture of this highly prized tea is that of a smooth and fine powder, offering a tactile experience that is as enjoyable as the tea's flavor and aroma.

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off as the powder is earthy, sweet and spicy with notes of cumin and dry spice

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

The Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori envelops the palate with this smooth, milky consistency which eventually opens up to these slightly warmer tasting notes of cereal and almond. The tea shows a small amount of umami and sweetness and a nutty finish.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

The Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori is rich and thick, with a diverse array of taste characteristics. The overall structure of this tea is sweet and savory with only a slight hint of dryness in the finish.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we like to collaborate with tea farmers who adopt organic farming practices and refrain from using harmful pesticides or chemicals. We strongly believe that this natural approach not only elevates the taste of the tea but also upholds the health and longevity of the tea fields.

In our experience, we have found that tea farms employing these organic farming practices cultivate healthy and vigorous tea plants while also fostering a flourishing ecosystem that supports various flora and fauna.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • Conducting comprehensive taste tests to determine the optimal flavor profile for each tea
  • Continuously communicating with farmers to gain insight into their use of organic and non-chemical farming methods
  • Making on-site visits to tea plantations to evaluate the quality of crops and manufacturing facilities
  • Assessing the surrounding ecosystem to verify the presence of a diverse range of plant and animal species, and to maintain the vitality of the area surrounding the tea fields.
JAS Japanese Agriculture Standards logo

JAS Certified

The Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori and several of our other teas proudly feature the JAS logo, signifying compliance with the Japanese Agriculture Standards. These standards prohibit the usage of pesticides and chemicals in tea cultivation.

At Nio, we selectively collaborate with tea farmers who practice pesticide and chemical-free farming methods. For larger tea farmers, we require the JAS label, which is obtained through soil sampling and testing.

We also support smaller tea farmers with limited resources for soil testing by accepting the "pesticide-free" label to provide them with opportunities to have their teas discovered while maintaining our pledge to sustainability and quality.

How to prepare the tea

To prepare the Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori, you can follow a few simple steps to prepare the best bowl of matcha. Once you master these steps, you can start to experiment and play around with different parameters. 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

    To avoid clumps that may have formed due to humidity exposure, sift 2 grams of matcha powder into a bowl.

  • 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

    Add about 1 tablespoon of water to the bowl and mix the matcha powder until it forms a smooth and evenly distributed paste. Add 100ml of water the chawan.

  • black icon of a matcha whisk and a matcha bowl

    Step 4

    Gently scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure the matcha and water are well combined.

  • black icon of whisk whisking matcha in a bowl

    Step 5

    Use your wrist to whisk the matcha in rapid zigzag motions until a light green foam appears on top. Enjoy your freshly made matcha!

  • black icon of a matcha bowl on a plat

    Step 6

    Enjoy your Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori

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Necessary teaware

To achieve the optimal results when preparing the delightful Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori, it is important to have a few essential utensils at your disposal. These accessories include:

  • A Matcha Bowl: Also known as a "chawan," a matcha bowl is a specially designed bowl with a wide opening and a flat bottom. The bowl's shape allows the whisk to move around freely and helps create a smooth, creamy froth.
  • A Bamboo Whisk: Also referred to as a "chasen," the bamboo whisk is a traditional tool used for preparing matcha tea. Its delicate bristles help to break up any clumps of matcha powder and create a frothy, creamy texture.
  • A Chashaku: A chashaku is a small, bamboo scoop used to measure the perfect amount of matcha powder for each serving. This utensil is especially important as it ensures that the tea is not too weak or too strong.
  • A Sifter: Sifting the matcha powder before whisking is a crucial step in the preparation process. A sifter helps to remove any clumps or impurities in the matcha powder, resulting in a smoother and more consistent cup of tea.
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osada tea farm in japan

Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

For generations, the Osada family has been growing tea in Shizuoka, and over time, they have expanded their small, family-owned tea farm into a medium-sized enterprise. Their success has brought employment opportunities to many in the local area.

Despite increasing their tea production, the Osadas have remained committed to maintaining their high quality standards. They achieve this by collaborating with small-scale producers in the mountains. This partnership allows them to combine the meticulous care of a small tea field with the knowledge and resources of a larger operation.

To improve quality further, they relocated their production facility to the mountains, closer to the source of their tea.

map with the location of shizuoka tea fields in Japan

Sourced in Isagawa

Japan

The production of Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori takes place in the organic village of Isagawa, where a collective of tea farmers has committed to growing their tea using only natural methods and avoiding harmful pesticides and chemicals.

Tea farming involves more than just ensuring that one's own fields are free from chemicals. It's also important to ensure that the surrounding lands are also free from such harmful substances. Therefore, collaboration among the farmers of Isagawa is crucial to ensuring that all their tea fields are entirely organic.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

As the name would suggest, the Japanese Matcha Tea Osada Okumidori is made from the Okumidori cultivar. Based on customer feedback, this has been the most popular cultivar for matcha teas at Nio.

  • Okumidori

    The Okumidori tea cultivar is highly regarded for its ability to produce teas that are smoother and fuller-bodied. While it is often combined with other tea varieties to balance out any bitterness, it is also frequently used on its own. Although it is a challenging cultivar to work with, the end result is well worth it, as seen in the case of the Okumidori Matcha Osada, which boasts a finish that is completely free of bitterness.

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