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Rare Koicha Meets Gifted Chawan!

This week a sample of a super rare handpicked organic Uji koicha matcha made from the precious Asahi varietal touched down at the Yuuki-Cha HQ!

Only around 400g of this precious matcha is up for grabs from the grower, so it might not see the light of day at Yuuki-Cha this year, but we’ll have to wait and see about that…

When a precious matcha like this comes to hand it’s time to pick out a super-duper chawan! The lucky chawan that was chosen for this special occasion was gifted to us some months ago by a wonderful chap named Don Goddard who is a potter based in Quebec, Canada.

A beautiful chawan!

A beautiful Don Goddard chawan.

The kodai/koudai (the foot)!

The kodai/koudai (the foot).

The inside of the chawan.

The inside of the chawan.

The bright Asahi matcha powder ready for action!

4 scoops (yes 4!) of the Asahi matcha powder ready for action!

Matcha prepared thick (koicha) with no froth!

Matcha prepared thick (koicha) with no froth!

Asahi is often referred to as “The Queen of Tencha” and that is certainly a worthy title! The taste is so pure, clean, and elegant. On the other hand, Gokou, another varietal (available HERE) is known as “The King of  Tencha” and tastes thick, rich, and creamy. An enlightening contrast!