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Ujino-midori Gemnai-cha
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Co., Ltd. Fukujyuen
11 Tsukurimichi, Kamikoma Higashi, Yamashiro-cho, Kizugawa City, Kyoto, Japan

Category: Macha-iri Genmai-cha
Product Name: Ujino-midori Gemnai-cha
Raw Materials: green tea, roasted rice


Tea is made in the whole country of Japan these days, but the originator of the green tea is Uji-Cha of this Kyoto (though the origin is the one that was transmitted from China). It began to be cultivated in Uji in the Kamakura period and later spread across the country. More recently (since April 2004), Uji-Cha has been defined as being grown in Kyoto, Nara, Shiga and Mie, and processed in Kyoto Prefecture (Kyoto Prefecture Chamber of Tea Industry).

The author usually drinks tea without much thought, but in fact there are many kinds of Japanese tea, the most common being "Yabukita tea". By the way, "Yabukita tea" was registered in 1953. It's a tea tree that was born from among native species.

(When I bought it, it was brown rice tea...)

When I filled the teapot and poured it into the teacup, a bright green tea appeared. Well, it still smells like brown rice tea, doesn't it~. I've always been a green tea drinker, so I don't think brown rice tea tastes good. Well, I guess that's what happened because I bought cheap brown rice tea. Well, I can't talk about Uji-Cha at all...

Apart from Uji-Cha, I once drank a cheap and delicious tea in the past. A long time ago, when I was working in Nagoya, the local people used to serve me hojicha every morning. The fragrant thing about that hojicha~. It still has an unforgettable aroma and is delicious to drink. Oh, I still sometimes think I want to drink that tea again~.

This song, Summer is approaching and the young leaves are growing in the fields and mountains ♪.

I'm sure many people think that the chatsumi-uta, or the shoka of the Ministry of Education, is from Shizuoka (I am), but it is actually from Kyoto-Uji. Also, I heard that in Wazuka-cho, Kyoto, and the neighboring cities of Nara and Otsu, each poem has its own place name in it.

Incidentally, Uji-Cha is the largest producer of "gyokuro" and "matcha" in Japan (2016 Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries data).
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/07/12