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Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha

Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha

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Learn all the secrets of the Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha

The Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha is a rare premium matcha tea grown in one of the oldest tea production regions of Japan, right along lake Biwa


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

To assess the Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha, we examined both its texture and flavor profile. This included assessing its dryness, sweetness, minerality, and acidity. Additionally, we evaluated the thickness or richness of its consistency, which is also known as mouthfeel. Finally, as with all types of matcha, we paid attention to the vegetal flavor profile of the tea.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

The powder of this matcha is a slightly darker shade of green.

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off of this tea is slightly earthier with a nutty sweetness.

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

This tea begins with a smooth, milky consistency and later transitions to a slight dryness with notes of walnut. There is some acidity at play that quenches the palate and leaves it with a lingering finish.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

This main point of focus in the structure of this matcha is the interplay between the acidity and the dryness, which trade back and forth bringing a lot of sensation to the palate.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we take pride in working closely with tea farmers who produce green tea without the use of pesticides or chemicals. We believe that these more natural techniques not only result in a better flavor of tea, but also promote the overall health and sustainability of the tea fields.

Through our experience, we have found that tea farms that are pesticide free also foster a diverse ecosystem of plant and animal species. We are committed to working with tea farmers who share our values of environmentally-friendly and sustainable tea production.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • Careful taste testing: We conduct thorough taste testing of each individual tea to ensure that its quality and flavor meet our high standards. This ensures that only the finest teas are selected for our customers.
  • Communication with farmers: We maintain close communication with our partner farmers, engaging in discussions about their production methods and ensuring that no pesticides or harmful chemicals are used on the tea fields. This allows us to ensure that the teas we source are grown using natural and environmentally-friendly methods that align with our commitment to sustainability.
  • In-person farm visits: We personally visit the tea farms to assess the quality of the tea fields and production facilities. This hands-on approach allows us to directly observe the farming practices, ensuring that they meet our organic and sustainable tea production standards.
  • Biodiversity preservation: We emphasize the importance of biodiversity around the tea fields. We work to ensure that the tea farms we source from promote a lively ecosystem by fostering diverse plant and animal species, contributing to the overall health and sustainability of the environment.
JAS Japanese Agriculture Standards logo

JAS Certified

The JAS logo, which you may find on some of our teas, stands for Japanese Agriculture Standards. This label guarantees that the products are grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals.

At Nio, we place a high priority on sourcing teas from fields that are completely free of pesticides or chemicals. When partnering with larger tea farmers, we require them to provide us with the JAS label, which is obtained through rigorous soil sampling and testing processes.

For smaller tea farmers who may not have obtained formal certification yet, we accept the "pesticide-free" label and aim to provide opportunities for them without making the screening process too burdensome. Our goal is to support exceptional tea production while maintaining our commitment to pesticide-free farming and promoting sustainability in the tea industry.

How to prepare the tea

To prepare the Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha, follow these basic steps to get the perfect bowl of matcha tea. While you can simplify this process and get creative, it is recommended to follow these steps closely in the beginning to practice the proper matcha preparation technique.

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

    Step 1

    Sift 2 grams of matcha powder into a bowl to remove any clumps that may have formed due to humidity.

  • 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. 

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

    Step 3

    Add approximately 1 tablespoon of water to the bowl and mix the matcha powder into a paste, ensuring even distribution. Pour in 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 combine the matcha with the water.

  • black icon of whisk whisking matcha in a bowl

    Step 5

    Whisk the matcha vigorously with your wrist in rapid zigzag motions until a light green foam appears on top.

  • black icon of a matcha bowl on a plat

    Step 6

    Enjoy your Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha

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Necessary teaware

When it comes to preparing the perfect cup of Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha, having the right utensils on hand can make all the difference. Below are a few basic tools that you might want to consider investing in to ensure that you get the best results possible:

  • Matcha bowl: Also known as a chawan, a matcha bowl is specifically designed for whisking up matcha tea. It's typically wider and shallower than a regular tea cup, which allows for easier whisking and aeration of the tea.
  • Bamboo whisk: Known as a chasen, a bamboo whisk is used to whisk the matcha powder and hot water together to create a frothy, well-blended tea. The whisk's fine, delicate bristles are designed to quickly and effectively break up any clumps of powder and create a smooth, silky texture.
  • Chashaku: A chashaku is a bamboo scoop that's used to measure out the perfect amount of matcha powder for each cup of tea. Its shape and size have been carefully crafted over centuries to ensure that the proper amount of tea is used and that it's easy to transfer from the tea container to the matcha bowl.
  • Sifter: While not strictly necessary, a small, fine-mesh sifter can be useful for removing any lumps or clumps from the matcha powder before whisking it up with hot water. This can help ensure that the tea is smooth and even-textured, without any unpleasant bits of unblended powder.
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Shiga farm in japan

Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

This tea was meticulously crafted by Takatomo Katagi, who inherited the business from his father. His father was a pioneer of organic farming in Japan, practicing pesticide-free and chemical fertilizer-free tea cultivation as far back as the 1970s. To tackle insect issues without resorting to pesticides, the farmers cleverly attracted spiders, bees, and praying mantises to the fields, creating a healthier ecosystem. To address weed growth without herbicides, they diligently plucked the weeds by hand. Through their unwavering efforts, they succeeded in cultivating tea plants that were even stronger and more vibrant than ever before.

Sourced in Shiga


This tea originates from Katagi Kouka En, a family-owned tea business with a rich history spanning seven generations in Shiga, Japan. The tea field is situated in central Japan, near the picturesque Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Since the 1970s, the tea has been cultivated without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Instead, fallen leaves and natural soil are used as a combination of organic fertilizers, creating a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly growing environment for the tea plants.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

As the name would suggest, the Asamiya Sayamamidori Matcha is made from the Sayamamidori cultivar.

  • The Sayamamidori cultivar is one of the first cultivars to be registered in Japan and it was created in Saitama prefecture. It has a dark green color and it produces a vibrant tea with an excellent aroma.

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