What is Uji Matcha?

Teahouses or tea brands such as ItoKuemon, Marukyu Koyamaen, and Nakamura Tokichi are all from the Uji area of ​​Kyoto and are famous Kyoto tourist attractions. Everyone is familiar with it, but do you know the characteristics of Uji tea?

Uji production area

Uji Matcha includes neighboring tea-producing areas such as Shiga, Nara, and Mie, and most of them mainly produce Tencha (raw material for Matcha) and Gyokuro.

Uji tea history

It is said that Zen Master Einishi brought tea ceremony and tea seeds from China to Japan, and planted tea seedlings in Uji Mountain near Kyoto. Therefore, Uji is inseparable from the development of Japanese tea culture and has a long history of tea production technology.

Features of Uji Matcha

Uji-made tea is famous for its high quality and delicious taste. The tea garden produces tea using a covered planting method, which gives the tea a flavor called "umami". We believe that the overall style of Uji tea is distinct, and the freshness, sweetness, bitterness and astringency will be presented to varying degrees according to the grade.

However, Japanese tea is not limited to Uji tea. Yame tea, Sayama tea, Shizuoka tea, Kagoshima tea, etc. also have their own characteristics. It is worth taking the time to understand and explore the flavors among them.

Uji single variety ceremonial matcha

Uji tea master matcha


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