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chofmann
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 am

I met several farmers that produce very high quality matcha that all do this.

I asked several other farmers that produce "mid quality" matcha (more Usucha grade) and they generally said that ideally they wouldn't grind tencha for a few months, but they grind it to order and therefore grind it down whenever orders come in - If they were to sell out of 2018 matcha, they'd be grinding their 2019 tencha down much earlier than ideal to meet market demand.

The general consensus among the top farmers was that tencha is best to be ground around August / September, ~4 months after picking (~2 months from today).
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Victoria
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:38 pm

Thanks for clarification, so many processing nuances within each type.
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