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Okumidori Matcha Noike

Okumidori Matcha Noike

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Learn all the secrets of the Okumidori Matcha Noike

The Okumidori Matcha Noike is a great beginners matcha by Mr. Noike in Kyoto. Grown in the midst of a pine forest, it creates a smoother, less bitter tea

Taste

Discover the results of Nio Teas’ 4 step tea tasting method

We conducted an evaluation of the Okumidori Matcha Noike by assessing both the texture and flavor of the matcha. Our assessment includes identifying any presence of dryness, sweetness, minerality, or acidity. Additionally, we will assess the thickness and richness of the matcha, commonly referred to as mouthfeel. Finally, as matcha is known for its vegetal flavor, we will examine this profile, which is consistent across all types of matcha.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

This particular Okumidori matcha powder exhibits a lighter shade of green, which can be best described as a delicate and subtle hue. The gentle green color of this matcha powder is one of its distinguishing features, lending a pleasant and soothing visual appeal to the overall tea-drinking experience.

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off the Okumidori Matcha Noike as it’s mixed into water is rich and earthy with notes of dark chocolate in the nose

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

This Okumidori matcha begins smooth and mild and then later develops these slightly citrusy and nutty taste characteristics, with notes of spring grass and walnut. The tea leaves the palate with a slight dryness that lingers

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

The structure of the Okumidori Matcha Noike is smooth and rich, which pushes the more citrusy and astringent flavor profiles to the mid-palate and the finish. The tea becomes dry only in the finish, but the citrusy and steamed vegetable notes are present in the mid palate.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we like to work closely with tea farmers who embrace pesticide-free and chemical-free cultivation methods. We firmly believe that these practices not only enhance the flavor of the tea but also contribute to the overall well-being and sustainability of the tea fields.

Based on our experience visiting tea fields in Japan, tea farms that avoid pesticides and chemicals create an environment that not only nurtures tea plants but also fosters a diverse ecosystem of various plants and animals.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • At Nio, we conduct meticulous taste testing of each individual tea. 
  • We actively communicate with our partner farmers to ensure that their production methods prioritize the absence of pesticides in the fields. 
  • We also make in-person visits to the farms to assess the quality of the tea fields and production facilities. 
  • Additionally, we are committed to promoting biodiversity around the tea fields, ensuring a vibrant ecosystem thrives alongside our tea cultivation practices.
JAS Japanese Agriculture Standards logo

JAS Certified

The JAS logo that you will find on some of our teas is short for Japanese Agriculture Standards. This label ensures that products are grown without pesticides or chemicals, as certified by the Japanese government

When working with larger tea farmers, we require them to provide us with the JAS label, which they can acquire through soil sampling and testing.

We also like to partner with smaller tea farmers who haven't obtained certification yet, and we accept the "pesticide-free" label. This way, we are able to provide opportunities for small farmers while still maintaining our commitment to quality and sustainability.

How to prepare the tea

While you can simplify this process if you prefer, we recommend you closely follow these steps to get the best results from your bowl of Okumidori Matcha. To prepare the Okumidori Matcha Noike, we recommend you to:

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

    Schritt 1

    Begin by sifting 2 grams of matcha powder into your matcha bowl to remove any clumps caused by humidity.

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

    Schritt 2

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

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

    Schritt 3

    Pour approximately 1 tablespoon of water into the bowl and mix the matcha powder into a smooth paste, ensuring an even distribution. Add 100ml of water.

  • black icon of a matcha whisk and a matcha bowl

    Step 4

    Gently scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to thoroughly combine the matcha with the water.

  • black icon of whisk whisking matcha in a bowl

    Step 5

    Using your wrist, whisk the matcha vigorously in rapid zigzag motions until a frothy, light green foam forms on top.

  • black icon of a matcha bowl on a plat

    Step 6

    Enjoy your Okumidori Matcha Noike

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Necessary teaware

In order to prepare a perfect cup of matcha, you will require a few essential accessories. Firstly, a wide and shallow bowl, typically made of ceramic or porcelain, called a matcha bowl or chawan is a must-have, which is specifically designed for whisking the matcha. Additionally, you will require a bamboo whisk called chasen, which has numerous thin tines that are used to mix and froth the matcha powder with hot water, resulting in a smooth and creamy consistency. Furthermore, a bamboo scoop called chashaku is used to measure the right amount of matcha powder and transfer it to the matcha bowl, ensuring precise measurements every time. Last but not least, sifting the matcha through a sifter is a crucial step in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony as well as for everyday use to ensure that there are no clumps or impurities in the matcha, ensuring a high-quality cup of matcha every time.

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noike farm in japan

Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

The Okumidori Matcha Noike is named after Mr. Noike, a skilled farmer located outside of Kyoto, Japan. Originally residing in Tokyo, Mr. Noike made the conscious choice to lead a more serene life in the Japanese countryside. Here, he passionately tends to his small tea field, immersing himself in the art and intricacies of tea farming, resulting in the exceptional Okumidori Matcha Noike.

Sourced in Kyoto

Japan

The Okumidori Matcha Noike is cultivated in a unique location, nestled within a small pine forest just outside the city of Kyoto, Japan. This serene pine forest provides partial shading to the tea plants throughout the day, much like the traditional Kabuse shading technique. This natural shading from the tall pine trees adds a distinctive flavor profile to the tea, making it truly special and unique.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

As the name would suggest, the Okumidori matcha Noike is made using the Okumidori cultivar. This tea plant varietal is well sought after for matcha because of the taste that it produces.

  • Okumidori

    The Okumidori tea variety is highly acclaimed for its ability to yield teas that are exceptionally smooth and full-bodied. Often used in blends to balance out bitterness, Okumidori matcha also works well in single cultivar teas. Despite being more challenging to cultivate, the effort is worth it when it comes to creating teas like the Okumidori matcha noike, which has a deliciously smooth texture and taste.

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Returns & Refunds

We strive to ensure that every customer has a positive tea experience. If you are not satisfied with the tea you receive, please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with a replacement.

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