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Organic Single Origin

Organic Single Origin

Regular price $150.00USD
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Experienced tea drinkers will love comparing the subtle nuances of our three Kirishima teas, which currently include Asanoka, Tsuyuhikari and Okumidori. Each cultivar is a distinctive manifestation of the region’s terroir despite the common soil and climate.(Additionally, two teas from our first Single Origin Box Set are available.) See a comparison of cultivars below.

Each Single Origin Kirishima comes in a 20-gram canister. An entire 20-gram canister can be poured into the Cuzen hopper and stored there for up to two months. The Box Set comes in a beautiful kiri bako that can be repurposed for centerpieces, eating utensils, pencils or other items. The kiri bako is also food safe and pest resistant.


  • 20g canister: organic, Single Origin, Matcha Leaf 
  • Box set: three 20g canisters of organic, Single Origin, Kirishima Matcha Leaf (Asanoka, Tsuyuhikari, Okumidori) in a kiri bako


Kiri bako

The Single Origin Box Set is packed into an elegant kiri bako, a nail-free box made from paulownia wood. Kiri bako is traditionally-designed, durable and known for keeping out moisture and pests, making it popular for food storage or keepsakes.

Why Cuzen tea leaf

1. Certified Organic

Only a small percentage of Japanese tea farms are fully organic; those are the farms we source our shade-grown, whole matcha leaves from. Choosing organic matcha is crucial because, unlike steeped tea, drinking matcha means consuming the entire leaf.

2. Made for the Cuzen Matcha Maker

The size, shape and fully roasted condition of our leaves is optimized to work with the compact ceramic mill inside our Cuzen Matcha Maker.

3. Singular Access

Typically, whole matcha leaves are only traded between tea farmers and tea companies, making them inaccessible to the general public. We challenge the conventional notion that "matcha equals powder" and deliver as leaves in a state where oxidation is minimized.


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All sales are final. If anything arrives damaged or defective, email us within 30 days and we’ll send you a replacement.

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  • Asanoka, Kirishima

    Refreshing, light-bodied, floral

    Asanoka tea leaves favor the abundant sunlight of Kirishima’s mountainous region and teem with amino acids responsible for refreshing, umami notes. The tea’s bright acidity can be likened to tart cherries, but the sharpness is balanced with a light-bodied mouthfeel.

  • Tsuyuhikari, Kirishima

    Refined, nutty, mellow

    Tsuyuhikari is rare outside of Kirishima and has refined, sweet umami notes marked with nutty flavors. A sip of this tea begins with a toasted rice fragrance, followed by mild astringency that lingers on the palate and invites another sip.

  • Okumidori, Kirishima

    Sweet, umami-laden, vibrant

    Okumidori tea leaves are known for their vibrant emerald green hue and umami-laden flavor. Kirishima’s climate and volcano-fed soil are infused in this cultivar, resulting in a creamy sweetness reminiscent of fudge and a deep, vegetal aroma.

  • Okumidori, Shizuoka

    Sweet, mellow, toasted fragrance

    A sophisticated tea from high-altitude farmland. Negative ions from river fog and surrounding swamp areas allow plants to grow quickly, despite the shortage of sun exposure. The soil is full of stones, but nutrient-rich, making it fertile for cultivation. A sip of this tea begins with a toasted rice fragrance, followed by the crisp, clean notes of cool mountain fog.

  • Okumidori, Uji

    Roasted fragrance, long and slightly bitter finish

    In a beautiful, mineral-rich basin surrounded by mountains, there is a centuries-old tradition of tea-growing and processing. This Okumidori comes from an Uji style of steaming tea leaves and is fragrant with a long finish and a hint of bitterness.

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A map of Japan, with three landscape photos of Kyoto, Shizuoka and Kirishima, adjacent to their locations

Where our teas are grown

  • 1. This birthplace of matcha boasts several hundred years of tea culture, which first began flourishing in the Muromachi era. Matcha grown in Uji is known for its signature aroma.

  • 2. Shizuoka is one of the most popular tea areas in Japan, and the tea produced here has refreshing, clean notes.

  • 3. Most of our tea leaves come from Kirishima. The region is an up-and-coming area for matcha, specializing in organic farming methods, which are supported by plentiful rainfall and rich soil.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Steven Greene (Raleigh, US)
Single origin

The single origin set is amazing . From the detailed packaging to the amazing selections of whole leaf matcha. They are all exceptional

Giancarlo Bruni (Los Angeles, US)
A new healthy ritual

I’m very happy with the products that Cuzen Matcha provides, and I recommend this to anyone who wants to have fresh matcha made with no hassle and has the means to buy this machine. I got into matcha because this tea is one of the few foods with very few calories that has actual clinical evidence that matcha's consumption can lower cholesterol. I ran into this machine because of one of their popups outside of Japantown Sawtelle in LA, and thought it one of the most beautiful appliances I’d ever seen. Turns out the matcha it produces is excellent to boot too, delicious, and very fresh.

Shawna Heninger (Windermere, US)
The best matcha I have EVER had. So much better than the powder.

I never would have thought I could love matcha but kept drinking it because of the health benefits. I tried every kind of ground matcha and they were just not good no matter how much money I spent on the powder.

But grinding it fresh with their high quality leaves has changed my opinion towards matcha. It is much smoother and I feel like I get more health benefits because it is freshly ground. I absolutely LOVE it!

Lubomira Scherschun (Biskupiec, PL)

Very high quality and super fresh. I love the taste and look forward to my daily drink!

Jamie Kim (Hwaseong-si, KR)

The best I use it multiple times a day everyday!