Heritage Grade Uji Matcha Kuwari

$18.00

Heritage Grade Uji Matcha Kuwari

Heritage Grade Uji Matcha Kuwari uses only leaves from the region of Zenjyoji in Ujitawara. The family named it “KUWARI” which was the name of Zenjyoji before the middle of Heian era. Zenjyoji area, where the Nishide family is located, is a small district at the side of the Tawara River, a tributary of Uji River. The Zenjyoji temple was first built in 987, and the lands in this area was administered by the temple for centuries.

Tencha tea leaves blended and refined by Nishide-san are then ground into fine matcha powder at his partner’s matcha stone mill factory. Leaves themselves are shaded under modern canopy shading for some 40 days (varies from year to year) for extra rich savory umami flavor.

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Heritage Grade Uji Matcha Kuwari

Heritage Grade Uji Matcha Kuwari uses only leaves from the region of Zenjyoji in Ujitawara. The family named it “KUWARI” which was the name of Zenjyoji before the middle of Heian era. Zenjyoji area, where the Nishide family is located, is a small district at the side of the Tawara River, a tributary of Uji River. The Zenjyoji temple was first built in 987, and the lands in this area was administered by the temple for centuries.

Tencha tea leaves blended and refined by Nishide-san are then ground into fine matcha powder at his partner’s matcha stone mill factory. Leaves themselves are shaded under modern canopy shading for some 40 days (varies from year to year) for extra rich savory umami flavor.

  • Name: Heritage Grade Uji Matcha Kuwari
  • Japanese name: 久和利 宇治抹茶
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: May depending on the year
  • Notes: Canopy shading for 40 days. Ground by stone mill. Cultivated for EU pesticide residue standards.
  • Region: Ujitawara, Kyoto

Awarded the Prix D’Argent (Silver Medal) at the Japanese Tea Selection Paris competition.

 

About Nishide Tea Factory

The Nishide Tea Factory, established in the 1860s, is managed by husband-and-wife team, Takashi and Atsuko Nishide and their family. Takashi Nishide buys aracha tea (unrefined leaves) directly from tea farmers in Ujitawara, Kyoto and surrounding areas, then refines the leaves further to craft high quality tea that are consistent in their high quality flavor, shape and aroma.

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Size

.7 oz

Ingredients

Green Tea

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