Lalani & Co Matcha Gold is grown on the organic Nakai family gardens in Japan. Single-origin matcha is hard to find. Most matcha is blended from various gardens. Jameel took this photo on a recent visit to see them.
We decided to make this matcha from a single varietal of tea called okumidori. The tea plants are covered, like you see in the picture, for 21 days to increase the L-theanine amino acid in the leaf (responsible for matcha’s mood lift effect).
Organic growing is also very important, so your matcha is free from pesticides.
This is a pure spring season matcha as the highest quality green tea in Japan grows in the spring. High quality matcha should be bright, vibrant, and rich in colour. The powder should be so finely milled that it wafts from the jar like smoke.
Lalani & Co Matcha Gold whisks into a thick froth with ease. The colour is particularly vibrant. On the palate, you can taste the flavour of the craft and varietal. The okumidori varietal creates a delicious floral, sweet, and smooth matcha, while the traditional stone milling gives density to the mouthfeel.