Nishide: Heritage Grade Uji Matcha Kuwari, Stone mill ground

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Nishide Tea Factory


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.

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.

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
  • Net weight: 30 grams
  • Harvest: May depending on the year
  • Notes: Canopy shading for 40 days. Ground by stone mill.
  • Region: Ujitawara, Kyoto

About the Vendor


The Nishide Tea Factory is managed by husband and wife team, Takashi and Atsuko Nishide and their family. Established over 140 years ago, the Nishide family buys aracha tea (unrefined leaves) from severy partner tea farmers in Kyoto and surrounding prefectures, and refines them further to craft high quality tea leaves that are uniform in color and shape, and of course excellent in flavor. 


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