Compare Different Tea Flavors with Your Choice of Either a Matcha Parfait or Japanese Green Tea Ice Cream Both Served with 2 Kinds of Japanese Teas
Dec 15 2019 (Jan 10 2020)
[Kyoto/Uji/Wazuka] Compare Different Tea Flavors with Your Choice of Either a Matcha Parfait or Japanese Green Tea Ice Cream Both Served with 2 Kinds of Japanese Teas
Just as there are various high-end cultivars of rice like “Koshihikari” and “Sasanishiki,” there are also distinguished cultivars among teas, with each having its own minute particularities.
One of the most famous cultivars, called “Yabukita,” accounts for around 75% of the tea produced in Japan.
In trying each distinctive tea cultivar, you’ll be better able to compare the different characteristics of Japanese tea cultivars on your own tongue, and ultimately catch a glimpse into the profound depths of the world of Japanese teas!
At d:matcha Kyoto, they regularly offer a number of different cultural experience courses to better get to know Japanese tea, including a matcha (finely ground powder of specially grown tea leaves) grinding experience, a tea plantation tour, and a tea tasting of matcha, sencha (infused green tea leaves), and an unscented homemade blend.
Each offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural traditions of Japanese tea right where it's cultivated!
Try Different Flavors of Tea in Your Choice of Either Matcha Parfait or Japanese Green Tea Ice Cream
[Matcha Parfait] Introducing a new matcha parfait product known as the “Matcha Five!” You’ll get to try 5 different matcha flavors in a single dessert.
[Japanese Matcha Ice Cream] The ice cream is made with usucha (the standard, thin matcha), koicha (a thicker variant of matcha), sencha, genmaicha (brown rice green tea), and hojicha (roasted green tea). This concoction is a rich blend of variety in tea flavors.
Taste and Compare Different Japanese Teas (Sencha or Matcha)
Taste and compare two different kinds of Japanese teas, each of which is prepared with tea leaves particular to a specific region of cultivation (called “single-origin” teas), so you’ll be able to taste the distinctive differences in flavor between different kinds of sencha or matcha.
If you end up taking a liking to any of the teas, they're also available for purchase in the store.
You can request a different kind of tea to taste (out of 3 different kinds) at an additional cost of 200 yen for sencha or 400 yen for matcha. Please make your payments on-site upon arriving for the course.
About Single-Origin Teas
The teas commonly sold in stores are blends mixed by tea shops to preserve a uniform standard of freshness. As an agricultural corporation located in the tea town of Wazuka, d:matcha Kyoto has a colorful selection of unique, single-cultivar (single-origin) teas prior to being blended—made possible with the cooperation of local veteran tea farmers.
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.