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Asamiya Yabukita Matcha

Asamiya Yabukita Matcha

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Learn all the secrets of the Asamiya Yabukita Matcha

The Asamiya Yabukita Matcha is a premium matcha produced in the region of Asamiya, one of the original areas of tea cultivation in Japan


Matcha Asamiya Yabukita flavor chart

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

In order to evaluate the Asamiya Yabukita Matcha, we carefully assessed both its texture and flavor. We considered its potential for dryness, sweetness, minerality, or acidity and examined its thickness and richness, or mouthfeel. Finally, we took note of the vegetal flavor, a consistent profile across all types of matcha, to gain a thorough understanding of this particular variety.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

The color of the matcha powder is a slightly darker olive green color

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off the chawan as the powder is mixed with the water is slightly more vegetal, with notes of spring grass.

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

The tea starts out smooth before opening up to a more grassy and citrusy taste profile, followed by a dryness in the finish. There is a slight walnut-bitterness that lingers in the palate.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

There is a strong drying quality to this tea, but it is counter balanced by the citrusy acidity. Rather than being smooth and milky, this tea plays with the palate, with a combination of drying and quenching qualities.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we are dedicated to collaborating with tea farmers who us environmentally-friendly and sustainable methods to produce tea. We take pride in supporting tea farms that cultivate green tea without the use of pesticides or chemicals. We believe that these natural farming techniques not only contribute to a better flavor in the tea but also promote the overall health and sustainability of the tea fields.

Based on our experience, we have observed that pesticide-free tea farms tend to foster a diverse ecosystem of plant and animal species. We are committed to partnering with tea farmers who share our values and promote the preservation of a healthy and balanced environment. We believe that by supporting sustainable tea production practices, we can contribute to a better future for both tea drinkers and the planet.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • Thorough taste testing: Each individual tea we source undergoes rigorous taste testing to ensure that it meets our high standards of quality and flavor. This meticulous process ensures that only the finest teas are selected to be offered to our customers.
  • Close communication with farmers: We maintain open and regular communication with our partner farmers, engaging in discussions about their production methods to ensure that no pesticides or harmful chemicals are used on the tea fields. This enables us to verify 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. Our 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 place a strong emphasis on the importance of biodiversity around the tea fields. We work closely with our partner farmers to ensure that the tea farms we source from promote a lively ecosystem by fostering diverse plant and animal species.
JAS Japanese Agriculture Standards logo

JAS Certified

The JAS logo, which you may find on select teas from our collection, represents the Japanese Agriculture Standards. This label serves as a guarantee that the products are cultivated without the use of pesticides or chemicals.

At Nio, we hold a strong commitment to sourcing teas from fields that are entirely free of pesticides or chemicals. When collaborating 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 strive to provide them with opportunities without imposing burdensome screening processes. Our goal is to support exceptional tea production while upholding our commitment to pesticide-free farming and promoting sustainability in the tea industry.

How to prepare the tea

To prepare the Asamiya Yabukita Matcha, follow these basic steps to get the perfect bowl of matcha tea. While you have room to simplify and get creative with the process, it is recommended to follow these steps closely initially 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 caused by 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 smooth paste, ensuring even distribution. Pour 100ml of water into the bowl.

  • 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 using 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 Yabukita Matcha

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Necessary teaware

To prepare the Asamiya Yabukita Matcha, you might want a few basic utensils to get the best results. Here are some definitions of the accessories you will need:

  • Matcha bowl: Also known as a chawan, it is a wide, shallow bowl used to hold and whisk the matcha. The shape of the bowl helps to create a frothy and smooth matcha.
  • Bamboo whisk: Also called a chasen, it is a special whisk made from bamboo that is used to mix and froth the matcha. It is essential to creating a smooth and consistent matcha texture.
  • Chashaku: A bamboo scoop used to measure the matcha powder. It is designed to accurately measure the amount of matcha needed for a single serving.
  • Sifter: A tool used to sift the matcha powder, removing any lumps and creating a smooth and fine powder. This ensures that the matcha powder dissolves smoothly and evenly in the water.
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Shiga farm in japan

Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

This tea is a result of Takatomo Katagi's meticulous craftsmanship, carrying on the legacy of his father. His father was a trailblazer in organic farming in Japan, practicing pesticide-free and chemical fertilizer-free tea cultivation as early as the 1970s. To combat insect issues without relying on pesticides, the farmers ingeniously attracted beneficial creatures like spiders, bees, and praying mantises to the fields, creating a healthier ecosystem. They also diligently hand-plucked weeds to address weed growth without herbicides. Their unwavering efforts resulted in tea plants that were remarkably resilient and vibrant.

Sourced in Shiga


This tea comes from Katagi Kouka En, a family-owned tea business with a legacy spanning seven generations in Shiga, Japan. The tea field is nestled in central Japan, close to the scenic Lake Biwa, which is the largest lake in Japan. Since the 1970s, the tea has been cultivated using a pesticide-free and synthetic fertilizer-free approach. Fallen leaves and natural soil are used as organic fertilizers, fostering a sustainable and eco-friendly growing environment for the tea plants.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

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

  • The Yabukita matcha has become the most popular type of tea variety in Japan for two main reasons. First, it is able to handle colder temperatures, which can be useful when it comes to the comparatively harsher winters of central Japan. Also, it produces a strong vegetable flavor which a lot of tea lovers seek out when it comes to Japanese green tea.

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