Monday, 9 November 2015

Visiting a Japanese Tea Company, Uji, Kyoto





COMING SOON: 

Singing Bird Tea



SINGLE ESTATE TEA from VIETNAM










Matcha Tea at Marukyu Koyaemen



Fortune Cookie

継続は力なり。 (Keizoku wa chikara nari) 

Continuance is power and strength. 

Don't give up. Just continuing to hold on will yield/reveal strength and power. Continuing on after a setback is its own kind of strength. Perseverance is strength.





And so from Kyoto ...





... to Uji



The train from Kyoto Central took only a few minutes.





Approaching Uji, a small town very near Kyoto






Most of Japan's gyokuro tea is made here.






The guide at Marukyu Koyaemen.

She was from Chile.









Visit a Vietnamese tea factory here



Please visit Singing Bird Tea for a small range of Vietnamese made teas including Oolongs, green, black, flower and wild tree white, green and black teas.

singingbirdtea.com/






The tea testing room; some different grades of tencha leaves before grinding into matcha







Explaining the process of tea tasting







The matcha grinding stone

Read here Making matcha tea about producing powdered green tea in Uji





Some of the teas at the factory.










Marukyu makes many different matchas.

I wanted to buy a matcha whisk and tea set. 

But travelling around Japan for a month brought on a pain in the pecuniary gland, so I quickly dismissed that thought.




Whisking the tea.

Many claim that matcha tea improves concentration and has multiple times the anti-oxidants of ordinary green tea.

Since all the nutrients are in the tea leaves themselves why not grind them into a powder and ingest the whole leaf?

I very much like these matcha tea bowls - Handthrown teaware at NoirDragon





I drank matcha tea in several towns and cities. So for one month I was au fait with the drink.

There are different grades of matcha, premium matcha and ceremonial matcha. 

I wish I knew more about this tea and its gradations. What I noticed was that 80g cost the same as 200g of sencha.

It also looks appears extremely difficult to make/process yourself which you can do with tea you grow yourself.

I feel bound to say that I really enjoy matcha latte and would rather have that over a traditional matcha drink.









Happy Tea Drinking!




Please visit Singing Bird Tea for a small range of Vietnamese made teas including Oolongs, green, black, flower and wild tree white, green and black teas.

singingbirdtea.com/