Skillfully blended from hand-picked Narino, Samidori, Uji-Hikari and Asahi tencha grown in Uji and surrounding areas, this matcha is impressively luscious and powerful, both as usucha and koicha. The majority of the tencha used in this tea comes from Toshio Terakawa-san, who has been praised by the Emperor for his teas. Other tencha in this blend comes from Kiyoharu Tsuji-san, and Fukui-san.
The name Uta-no-Mori means "Forest of Poems" (詩の杜)
Uji city in Kyoto has long been at the centre of Japanese tea and has been famed for its high-quality matcha production for centuries, dating back to the 12th century. The shading method used to produce modern matcha (c. 16th century) along with sencha (1737) and gyokuro itself (1835) were all invented by Uji farmers looking to push the boundaries of tea quality. Though the name Ujicha remains associated with high-grade tea, most tea branded as Ujicha is produced in the neighbouring towns of Ujitawara, Minamiyamashiro, Kizugawa, and primarily Wazuka.
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Cultivar: Blend: Narino, Samidori, Uji-Hikari, Asahi, others