Shaded Uji Tea Flight

Shaded Uji Tea Flight
Shaded Uji Tea Flight
Shaded Uji Tea Flight
Shaded Uji Tea Flight
Shaded Uji Tea Flight

Shaded Uji Tea Flight

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  • 3 teas, 10 grams each
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This tea flight showcases three shaded green teas from Japan’s most prized tea region: Uji, Kyoto. For centuries, tea from Uji, known as ujicha, has been favoured by emperors and tea masters alike. The region’s rolling hills and fertile soil make it ideal for tea cultivation. It was here that the shading technique used to produce matcha was first invented during the 16th century.

Today, this technique is also used to produce other teas such as sencha, kabusecha, and gyokuro. By Kyoto Prefecture standards, these teas are primarily defined by how long they are shaded: sencha is shaded from 0-13 days, kabusecha is shaded from 14-21 days, and gyokuro is shaded for over 21 days.

This sample set contains one of each type of tea, all from the same 16th generation producer:

Uji

Shiranami Kabusecha

Uji

Okumidori Sencha

Uji

Honzu Gyokuro

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