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Matsukaze Matcha (40g)
Japan    80°C    £14.00
Our excellent traditional Matcha is a shade-grown green tea from Japan's most prestigious tea-growing area of Uji, stone-ground as it was half a millennium ago at the rate of 40g per hour between small millstones. Of a quality appropriate for 'tea-ceremony', this top-grade usucha is usually whisked with a bamboo whisk (chasen) to a smooth-textured froth but is entirely good enough to enjoy as koicha (thick-tea) kneaded to the consistency of cream. A real luxury item. Alex drinks it every day to spark him up in the morning or sustain him through late evenings. We stock chasen at 15.

To meet customer demand we now have some matcha for cooking and baking. There are many recipes for using matcha in the kitchen on the web. Our Chef's Matcha is certified organic internationally and costs 12 for 100g.

Zenergy Green Blades
    °C    £0.00
Apologies. These are no longer available. Please consider using our Matzukaze Matcha and enjoy its traditional pleasures.

From time to time we carry guest teas of extra-special quality/rarity/seasonality often in 20g packs. Contact us on to be put on our e-mailing list. Note: Tasting notes are based on brewing with London(SE1) tap water. Water from other sources are likely provide different profiles. Some teas respond well to bottled spring waters.

Prices for leaf teas are for 50g unless otherwise indicated.

east teas provides a WORLDWIDE mail order service Please email with your requirements or for advice.

Mail order terms: minimum order of three packs. UK deliveries: Post & packing: 1.50 per pack. Orders of 60 or more: post-free. Overseas deliveries at cost. Payment by cheque in advance please or via bank transfer. Often teas are sent out within a day but please allow 28 days for delivery. Pictures of currently available utensils can be sent on request.

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