The Kyotanabe region south of Uji City in Kyoto is one of the most famous areas for producing award winning gyokuro. This gyokuro comes from the well-known tea farmer Uejima-san, who is based in the famous tea producing region Wazuka, but has tea fields out in the vicinity, including Kyotanabe Village. If you are a gyokuro lover, Uejima-san's gyokuro is definitely worth at try. A very smooth and full umami gyokuro that can be enjoyed across multiple steeps.
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Net weight: 50g bag
- Cultivar: blended
- Harvest: Spring
- Region: Kyotanabe 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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