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Organic Single Origin / Okumidori

Organic Single Origin / Okumidori

Regular price $45.00USD
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Our series of Okumidori varieties will allow experienced tea drinkers to compare the distinctions of a tea grown in three different locations: Shizuoka, Uji, and Kirishima. Each profile is a result of the unique fog and soil it was nurtured in and the local techniques used for processing.

Each Single Origin Okumidori 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 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.


  • Individual canister: 20g single origin, organic, whole leaf, Okumidori tencha
  • Box set: 3x 20g canisters of single origin, organic, whole leaf, Okumidori tencha (Shizuoka, Uji, Kirishima) and 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 tencha leaves from. (Tencha is the name for the tea leaves that are ground to make matcha powder.) 

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

Tencha leaves are usually traded exclusively between tea farmers and tea companies, and are not available to a wider market. We spend time with our supplying farmers, touching, tasting, smelling and feeling the tencha that will go into our blend.


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Exchange and return policy

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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Okumidori comparison


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.

  • “This seems like a beautiful one for somebody who is newer to matcha to try first. Over time as you come to know something whether wine, coffee, or matcha, you build into a more robust flavor.”

  • Kyle Connaughton

    Chef and Co-owner, SingleThread


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. The farmer of this tea started the organic method several years ago and this year is the first certified organic crop.

  • “It’s like dew and sweet moss – green, aromatic and vibrant. It has a bit of a connection to a really good quality nori.”

  • Kyle Connaughton

    Chef and Co-owner, SingleThread


Refined, layered, complex

This tea has a subtle yet rich collection of color, tastes and aroma. The area’s balance of thick fog and high levels of sunshine make a perfect environment for flavorful, healthy leaves. The first notes of this vivid green tea are reminiscent of the ocean, followed by a fresh grassy background and ending with a hint of smooth umami sweetness.

  • “This one has a really nice full body flavor. It’s not overpowering. There’s no bitterness or astringency and registers to me as a higher umami glutamate level.”

  • Kyle Connaughton

    Chef and Co-owner, SingleThread

Where our teas are grown

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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!

Maureen Schafer (Las Vegas, US)
Love the Machine and the product

I received this as a gift and it is everything advertised.

Ryan O'Connell (Helotes, US)

It'd be nice to figure how the points work or to have anyone reply to an email asking how they work.