Hattoriさん Yabukita (やぶきた) Kurasawa Shizuoka Matcha

0.7 oz


In stock

Hattori-san is a fourth-generation tea farmer from Kurasawa, Shizuoka. He specializes in the Yabukita cultivar, which is processed in a secret facility within the Tenryu mountains. The Yabukita Matcha is celebrated for its robust flavor which is a result of the exclusive drying process in the hidden mountain facility.  The processing includes an additional oven cycle which further enhances the fragrance and quality of the tea, creating a Matcha that is both familiar in origin yet exceptional in its craft and taste. This matcha stands out for its purity, using only organic fertilizers and pristine river water, avoiding pesticides. This version has notes of raspberry and a balanced bitterness with a light sweetness.

20 gram Matcha, stone-ground in Lawrenceville, NJ

How to brew:

Thin matcha:

Sift 2g of Matcha.

Add 60ml hot water at 75°C (167°F.)

Whisk for 15 seconds.

Pour Usucha into glass to drink.

Thick matcha:

Sift 4g of Matcha.

Add 30ml hot water at 75°C (167°F.)

Whisk for 15 seconds.

Pour Usucha into glass to drink.

0.7 oz (20g)


About Ooika

Ooika source rare and single-origin Matcha from the most celebrated multi-generational tea farms in Japan, fostering personal relationships that guarantee authenticity and excellence. The matcha is ground fresh in the USA, with a mere 30 grams of Matcha produced per hour. This labor-intensive process ensures the highest quality and freshness.

Dedicated to preserving the ancient art of Matcha production, Ooika’s approach makes this traditional tea accessible to Western audiences. The company stands out for its commitment to single-origin Matcha, highlighting the unique characteristics of each Japanese tea. Sourced from renowned Japanese terroirs, Ooika’s Matcha offers a glimpse into the diverse microclimates and rich histories of these regions.

With a focus on handpicked, traditionally harvested Matcha, Ooika ensures a rare and exquisite product. The company also emphasizes education, offering a curated collection of Matcha for connoisseurs to explore. Their detailed labeling provides transparency, showcasing the tea’s origin, cultivar, and vintage, underlining Ooika’s passion for clarity and quality.