Coming from well-known tea master Uejima-san in the famous tea producing region Wazuka, Kyoto prefecture, this Sencha Superior comes from the samidori cultivar (Not to be confused with perhaps the more familiar saemidori cultivar). While this cultivar is generally suited for shaded teas like kabusecha and gyokuro, Uejima-san’s is a non-shaded samidori making it somewhat of an uncommon and rare find. This well balanced, freshly fragrant sencha from Uejima-san will please you with its elegant umami, enjoy!
To note, the samidori comes from a tea plant in Uji and was bred by Koyama Masajirou in 1939. Nowadays, it is more common to come across a matcha from this cultivar in Kyoto prefecture.
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Cultivar: Samidori
- Harvest: Spring
- Region: Wazuka Village, Kyoto Prefecture
About Tea Farmer: Noriyasu Uejima
Noriyasu Uejima is a hard working and humble tea master. In the 90+ year old tea tasting competition held in Kyoto, he is the only winner to ever achieve a perfect score. Cultivating and processing some of Kyoto's finest teas, the Ritz Carlton Hotel of Kyoto features his teas in their line up for guests. He is the 5th generation master farmer carrying on a tradition that dates back to the mid-19th century when his ancestor started the Uejima family as a branch family of an even older main family. The farm also operates the Wazuka Village's Wazuka Cha Cafe.
Please read more about Uejima-san and get to know this amazing tea farmer better through an interview that was posted in February 2021. Enjoy!
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