Tsuen Tea

Tsuen Tea Uji JapanIn some ways, not much has changed with the Tsuen tea shop, Japan's oldest continually operating tea shop since 1160 A.D. Located at the same location on the east side of the Uji Bridge in Uji Japan (near Kyoto), 24 generations of the Tsuen family have served green tea to the many travelers, monks, samurai, shoguns, and now tourists that cross this important bridge between Kyoto and Nara.

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        Yume no Ukihashi Uji Gyokuro

        5.0
        Score: 5.0 (votes: 16)
        Reviews: 14
        • ¥6,000 JPY
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            Uji Matcha Manten

            Introducing Uji Matcha Manten, an unparalleled matcha offering that stands as the epitome of excellence in the world of matcha. Since its debut on O-Cha.com in the mid-2000s, Uji Matcha Manten has been a coveted treasure previously unavailable outside of Japan and remains an exclusive online offering through our site.

            Upon experiencing this matcha, you'll be captivated by its intensely aromatic nature—the first hint of its superior quality. Sourced from a grower in Uji with a very limited production, this matcha is a rarity, supplied mainly to the local market. The availability of Manten is sporadic, making each batch a precious find.

            The grower, a renowned figure in the Uji tea community and an accomplished author on the cultivation of Tencha (the precursor to matcha), has won numerous awards from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. His meticulous care and traditional methods ensure that Manten offers a unique taste profile that is unmatched, often chosen by tea ceremony instructors who demand only the best.

            Manten is ideally suited for koicha (thick matcha), which is sweeter and milder than the more common usucha (thin matcha). This exquisite quality is derived from tea plants that are at least 30 years old, necessary for achieving the less bitter, profoundly rich flavor required for koicha. While Manten can be prepared as usucha, its exceptional properties are best expressed when served thick.

            Each 30-gram package of Uji Matcha Manten offers a chance to indulge in a matcha experience that transcends ordinary. 

            For those preparing it as koicha, consider pairing it with a specialized 48 prong tea whisk designed for this luxurious thick style matcha.

            4.9
            Score: 4.9 (votes: 30)
            Reviews: 27
            • ¥5,800 JPY
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                Fujitsubo Uji Gyokuro

                4.9
                Score: 4.9 (votes: 13)
                Reviews: 11
                • ¥4,420 JPY
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                    Shirakawa Gyokuro

                    We are proud to present the prestigious Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro, the highest grade of gyokuro available from Tsuen Tea, Japan’s oldest continuously operating tea shop located in Uji near Kyoto. This limited-edition gyokuro is a testament to our commitment to providing only the finest teas. It is a rare opportunity for us to share such an exceptional product, sourced directly from the Tsuen family who have been serving quality teas by the Uji river since 1160.

                    Cultivated in the revered Shirakawa region, this gyokuro is a product of meticulous care and traditional methods. Shade-grown before harvesting, it boasts a richer green color and a sweeter flavor, distinct characteristics of top-tier gyokuro. This tea is especially rare, made entirely from hand-picked Gokou cultivar leaves and shaded using traditional straw and reed screens, rather than modern shade cloth.

                    This "old school" approach to tea cultivation not only enhances its quality but also its authenticity. Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro is not typically recommended for beginners due to its sophisticated brewing requirements. It's a connoisseur’s choice, perfect for those who have mastered the art of brewing gyokuro and appreciate its delicate nuances.

                    Available in 30-gram packages, this exquisite gyokuro is for those looking to indulge in one of the finest green teas Japan has to offer. Visit our read our, how to brew gyokuro page for detailed brewing instructions and prepare to be captivated by this luxurious tea experience.

                    4.8
                    Score: 4.8 (votes: 12)
                    Reviews: 12
                    • ¥4,280 JPY
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                        Uji Shincha Kirameki

                        Découvrez le rare délice du Uji Shincha Kirameki, proposé exclusivement par la boutique historique Tsuen Tea Shop, le plus ancien marchand de thé du Japon qui réside depuis plus de 860 ans le long de la pittoresque rivière Uji. Ce thé exceptionnel est un phénomène annuel pendant la saison du shincha et, une fois épuisé, ne sera plus disponible avant la prochaine récolte. Bien que Tsuen Tea propose le mélange Ujibashi San no Ma après la saison du shincha, le Kirameki possède un charme distinctif qui le rend particulièrement recherché.

                        Méticuleusement élaboré à partir des meilleures feuilles 100% Yabukita cultivées à Uji et récoltées lors de la première récolte, ce sencha asamushi (légèrement cuit à la vapeur) séduit par son arôme herbacé et vibrant, et sa saveur raffinée. Kirameki représente l'essence du thé vert japonais, offrant un goût éphémère de la vitalité fraîche du printemps.

                        Ne manquez pas l'occasion de vous délecter de cette infusion en édition limitée. Obtenez dès aujourd'hui votre paquet de 100 grammes et plongez dans les plaisirs exquis de la saison du shincha avec Uji Shincha Kirameki.

                        4.6
                        Score: 4.6 (votes: 7)
                        Reviews: 4
                        • ¥3,700 JPY
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                        • Shincha!

                            Uji Sencha Aoi

                            We are delighted to offer the exquisite Uji Sencha "Aoi" from Tsuen Tea, the most historic teashop in Japan. Celebrated for its premium quality, this sencha is made from the finest first-harvest yabukita leaves, ranking just behind the renowned San no Ma in Tsuen's esteemed lineup. Lightly steamed to preserve its vibrant, grassy aroma, "Aoi" captures the refreshing spirit of spring in each cup.

                            Sourced from the picturesque banks of the Uji River, "Aoi" is a testament to the art of Japanese green tea craftsmanship. Every sip delivers a refined taste, steeped in tradition and superior quality, essential for any tea enthusiast’s collection.

                            Packaged in 100-gram portions, Uji Sencha "Aoi" invites you to partake in one of the finest tea experiences Japan has to offer. Embrace the opportunity to indulge in this exceptional sencha and elevate your tea-drinking ritual.

                            4.9
                            Score: 4.9 (votes: 18)
                            Reviews: 15
                            • ¥2,900 JPY
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                                Musashi Uji Sencha

                                4.9
                                Score: 4.9 (votes: 14)
                                Reviews: 14
                                • ¥1,800 JPY
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                                    Uji Sencha Otsūsan

                                    O-Cha.com is proud to offer the beloved Tsuen blend "Otsūsan," a karigane sencha from Japan’s oldest tea shop, Tsuen Tea, located in Uji. Esteemed as one of the most popular green teas at the Tsuen tea shop, Otsūsan is a special proprietary blend crafted from Yabukita breed karigane sencha. Enhanced with stems from gyokuro leaves, this tea boasts a unique tartness and sharpness in flavor, distinctively setting it apart.

                                    Otsūsan is known for being a bit sweeter and greener than its counterpart, the Musashi blend, providing a delightfully vibrant tea experience. Its refined sweetness and pronounced green tea characteristics make it a favorite among both new enthusiasts and seasoned connoisseurs.

                                    Invite the taste of Uji, Japan, into your home with a 100-gram package of Otsūsan. Experience the unique tart and sharp flavors of this esteemed green tea. Try it today and discover why it stands as a highlight in the Tsuen tea lineup.

                                    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

                                    4.2
                                    Score: 4.2 (votes: 19)
                                    Reviews: 17
                                    • ¥1,600 JPY
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                                        Organic Hōjicha

                                        Introducing our Organic Hōjicha from Uji, Japan, a uniquely roasted green tea that transforms into a delightful red hue with an enticing flavor profile. The roasting process not only enhances its taste but also significantly reduces its caffeine content, making it a popular choice in Japan for hospital patients and children alike.

                                        This Hōjicha is exceptionally versatile and is known for its refreshing qualities, especially when served iced—a common practice in Japanese restaurants. Its distinct flavor and aroma provide a comforting, almost nostalgic tea experience, appealing to tea lovers of all ages.

                                        Certified organic, our Hōjicha adheres to the highest standards of quality and sustainability. Each batch is carefully packaged in nitrogen-filled bags to preserve freshness and ensure that the rich, smoky essence of the tea is maintained.

                                        Each package contains 100 grams of this exquisite tea, inviting you to savor its refined and unique character. Whether you're a longtime tea enthusiast or new to the world of Japanese teas, our Organic Hōjicha offers a taste experience that's both invigorating and soothing.

                                        4.9
                                        Score: 4.9 (votes: 16)
                                        Reviews: 14
                                        • ¥1,000 JPY
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                                        • A Tsuen Tea!
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                                            Organic Hōjicha

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                                            Score: 4.9 (votes: 16)
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                                                Uji Sencha Aoi

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                                                    Yume no Ukihashi Uji Gyokuro

                                                    5.0
                                                    Score: 5.0 (votes: 16)
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                                                  Important Note: It was the Tsuen family that came to the aid of O-Cha.com after our company suffered severe damage to our operations in Fukushima after the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake on March 11th, 2011. But not for their help, our company would no longer be in operation. We highly suggest you try a famously good Tsuen green tea today!

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