We recently featured a new brand of matcha tea called Material Matcha Uji who are up to some very cool things over in Japan, where they’ve spent years learning nearly-lost techniques for making matcha tea from scratch, techniques that could one day become lost due to processes being taken over by machines (and robots. evil, evil robots.) If you want to support them and secure a taste for yourself, we strongly recommend checking out their Kickstarter, which has SMASHED their funding goals and still has a ton of time left on the block.
Our friends at MMU sent us a special sneak peek sampler of one of their upcoming teas, and we’re excited to share it today. You can buy it soon through their Kickstarter and website. To the best of my knowledge, they’re currently putting together the finishing touches on packaging (And have said they’ll be sending us another shipment to check out once it has reached it’s final form, so look forward to an update on that, from what we’ve seen so far it looks incredible across the board.)
Check out this video to learn what they’re all about, and then keep going to check out some photos and initial impressions from their first batch.
Here are their Kickstarter stats at the time of publishing this post:
43 days left
€51,765 pledged of €8,000 goal
We are very proud and excited for our friends over at Material Matcha Uji, whom we’ve had a chance to get to know a little bit over the past month or so, and we’re sure this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what they have in mind for the future – but don’t get the wrong idea, we’re also sure that whatever comes next is going to involve perfect matcha done the right way. You can bet that we’ll keep you up to date
Now, we just about ended this post without showing you sneak peek at the matcha itself – but what would have been kind of cruel, right?
We were going to keep this package sealed and fresh for an upcoming video where we’re going to commit the biggest sin you can possibly fatham using fresh, ultra high grade matcha, but you’ll have to wait for the video to see what kind of atrocities we’re up (We’ll also embed in right here in this article once it’s live), but for now… enjoy a quick look: