A Tealyra North America exclusive, this rare Tencha Mimoto is produced organically in historical Kyoto, Japan. This is an incredible, fine deep emerald beauty. Tencha Mimoto is matcha in its un-powdered state. In processing tencha green tea, the leaves are shaded for 2-3 weeks before harvesting, afterward they are steamed, and dried without rolling- rather different than most traditional Japanese green teas. This tea is very nutritious, rich in theanine, producing a dark, rich infusion. Tencha Mimoto doesnt have the usual grassy astringent "green" flavor, but a deep sweet, and rich flavor. Non offensive and neutral, though it isn't weak in any way- it is a green tea to convince even green tea opponents of its wonders!Definitely a must-try for all genuine tea enthusiasts!