[Kyoto/Uji/Wazuka] Uji Matcha Tea Leaves Grown in Wazuka! An Exclusive Lunch and Tea Tasting of Two Japanese Teas (Available in English)
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!
An Exclusive Lunch Prepared with Wazuka Matcha
[A Set Featuring Green and White Pasta with Shrimp and Mushrooms] The homemade white sauce is made from scratch, and envelops the shrimp for a decadent umami (Japanese savory taste) flavor complemented perfectly by matcha and milk!
*It is also possible to request a different dish in the store by paying the difference in cost.
Taste and Compare Different Japanese Teas (Sencha or Matcha)
Each tea 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 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.
From 2,050 yen