Uejima Tea Farm: Gyokuro from Wazuka Village, Kyoto

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Uejima Tea Farm

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When one talks about Ujicha, or tea from Uji, Kyoto, this actually means tea sourced from the regions of Kyoto and surrounding prefectures, and finished by the tea factories/wholesalers of Uji.

One of the most famous source regions of Ujicha is the village of Wazuka, named one of Japan's 50 most beautiful villages.

  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Net weight: 50g bag
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Wazuka Village, Kyoto Prefecture

About Tea Farmer: Noriyasu Uejima

Noriyasu Uejima is a 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.

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