Gokou matcha is our most premium matcha. Gokou is native to the Kyoto region.Tea leaves are plucked in the First Flush (first harvest of the year) and produced and processed in Wazuka, Kyoto. The tea buds are covered for 22 days. There is a short harvesting period to pick the rich flavors of Gokou.
Gokou is the variety traditionally used as the highest quality ceremonial matcha.
Matcha Production Process:
For our matcha, we harvest our own tea leaves from Wazuka, Kyoto. From harvest, we immediately steam and dry the tea leaves to prevent the leaves from getting fermented/oxidized. We then remove the stems and the veins and grind the dried leaves (called Tencha) into fine matcha powder.
Caffeine: 64 mg
Catechin/Theanine: 0.2 g
Vitamin C: 1.2 mg
Gokou has a unique and fragrant aroma. This premium variety has a strong umami flavor with a slight sweetness. The tea has a dark spring green color.
Each serving uses 2 g (~ 1 teaspoon) of matcha.
Mix in 90 mL (1/3 cup) of 90˚C water.
Whisk vigorously using a zigzag motion until the matcha is frothy.