Organic Ishikawa Matcha

Super Premium 96 P.

Super premium organic matcha from Ishikawa Seicha in the top terroir of Aichi, Japan. Directly sourced from one of the best organic matcha farmers in the country: MAFF award winner 2012 & 2017. Suitable for usucha. 40g
  • Premier organic matcha tea producer (double MAFF award winner)
  • Certified organic since 1995
  • No pesticides since founding of the farm
  • Family-owned business in its 3rd generation
  • Secluded, high elevation farm, with significant temperature fluctuations
  • Self-developed shading system for optimal air circulation
  • 100% self-made fertiliser made from purely natural resources
  • Cultivation of the tea plants in a protected forest area
  • Milling in traditional granite stone mills
Character Umami, airy, natural
Tea Garden Ishikawa Seicha
Terroir Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Harvest 1st harvest (ichibancha), beginning of June 2022
Cultivar Asahi, Goko
Steaming Medium (chumushi, approximately 60 seconds)
Grind Granite millstone. Particle size roughly 5–15 μm.
Elevation 650m above sea level
Shading Fully shaded for more than 24 days. Shading technique: jikagise
Organic Cert. EU certified organic, JAS organic since 1995
Laboratory Tests Radioactivity (region as of 11/2019)
Awards Winner of the MAFF award for their Matcha Hōju
Grade 96/100 p. (matcha category); Super Premium

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€672.50 / 1kg
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Tea Farm

Mr. Ishikawa is one of the best matcha tea farmers in Japan and has already won the country's highest competition twice (2012 and 2017) and the gold medal of the Toyota City Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Product Fair Awards in 2021. Every year he submits his most carefully selected matcha to the MAFF competition and runs the small tea farm together with his parents at the very highest level. It is all the more remarkable that the tea farm is one of the first certified organic matcha farms in Japan, has used neither pesticides nor synthetic fertilisers since the beginning and has been certified since 1995.

The fields are located in a remote mountainous area in Aichi, east of the city of Toyota, at an altitude of 650 metres. This location and the temperature differences pose special challenges for tencha cultivation. With their special cultivation methods, the Ishikawa family has been able to earn a place as one of the most highly regarded organic tea farms in Japan.

In addition to the special location, the farm's trademarks include the use of special, purely organic fertiliser, the use of extremely high and elaborate shade nets and the special character of these exceptional matchas.



The matcha of the MAFF award-winning tea farm Ishikawa Seicha possess an airy and light aroma profile that is wonderfully balanced and natural. The top terroir in Aichi as well as the care of the Ishikawa family give the tea its special character. Located at a relatively high elevation of 650m to the northeast of Kyoto, the climate conditions would typically be difficult for growing tencha. The Ishikawa family has developed their own organic fertiliser, however, that allows the tea plants to thrive. The bracing climate forces the plants to grow strong, and this strength can be tasted in the tea.

The name of this matcha, "mori no yousei", means sprite of the forest, which truly captures the nature of this tea. The aromas of the matcha are reminiscent of a brisk walk through the woods, and the asahi cultivar used in this blend produces a flavour with a wonderfully green character that is full of pleasant umami and chlorophyll overtones, with just a slight touch of bitterness. Like all Ishikawa matchas, this tea is light and airy.


Creamy and fluffy


Forest green


Matcha, alongside gyokuro, is considered one of the finest of Japanese green teas. Unlike other teas, matcha is produced from shaded leaves that have been milled to a fine powder. The resulting tea contains the whole tea leaf and all its nutrients, not just water-soluble compounds. The production of matcha is time-consuming and demanding: the best qualities are gently ground in granite stone mills that can only produce a few grammes per hour due to the slow pace. Quality matcha has an intensely sweet and umami flavour that even in high concentrations (such as in the dark Koicha tea) is only minimally or not at all bitter.

Laboratory Tests

We go to great lengths to identify the finest organic tea farms across the world’s most celebrated terroirs. All our teas are sourced directly from the farmer and, with a few exceptions, are certified organic or come from pesticide-free farms. Each batch of tea for every harvest is tested for pesticides and other pollutants in an independent German lab to ensure they meet our strict quality standards as well as HACCP food safety requirements. Likewise, the regions of Japan from which we source our teas are tested for radioactivity for every harvest.

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Cultivation & Processing

The region of Aichi, alongside Uji and Hoshino, is one of the best matcha cultivation regions in Japan. The Ishikawa family produces mainly organic matcha teas at their northern fields that are at an unusually high elevation of 650m. They use these conditions to their advantage, as the area is home to fewer pests. The woods that surround the fields prevent pesticide drift from other farms, and the Ishikawas also produce their own natural and fermented fertiliser, in order to maintain their high organic standards. The farm has been certified organic since 1995.For shading, the Ishikawas have developed 3m high tana trellises, which are the tallest in Japan. Their matcha is also locally stone-milled following traditional methods.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Aichi. Sourced directly from the tea farmer, who prepares the tea for us in airtight packages.

Organic Certification


Recommended Matcha Bowl

We highly recommend using a proper Japanese matcha bowl for the preparation of this tea in order to allow for the matcha to develop its full flavour.

Recommended Accessories

To achieve optimal texture, flavour, and nutritional benefits of matcha, we recommend using a matcha sifter (furui) and whisk (chasen). To accurately measure and serve matcha powder, we further recommend using a traditional wooden spoon known as a chashaku.

Storage and Packaging

Matcha should always be stored in the refrigerator, and only briefly removed when needed. As a result of being finely ground, the powder is very susceptible to moisture, odour, light, and oxidation. Be sure to store matcha in an airtight container. We package all our matcha in high-quality, airtight tins with screw tops. The inside of the tins have a BPA-free plastic coating to ensure that the matcha does not come into contact with the metal. The tin is also placed within a sealed, flavour protective pouch. We recommend continuing to store the matcha in the tin and pouch after opening. A better alternative, however, is to store matcha in a natsume: a small container, preferably made of cherry wood, that is both breathable and anti-bacterial.

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