NIPPON CHA

Chitoseno-tomo Matcha 千歳の友 (Uscha 薄茶)

$42.00
  • Chitoseno-tomo Matcha 千歳の友 (Uscha 薄茶)
  • Chitoseno-tomo Matcha 千歳の友 (Uscha 薄茶)
  • Chitoseno-tomo Matcha 千歳の友 (Uscha 薄茶)

NIPPON CHA

Chitoseno-tomo Matcha 千歳の友 (Uscha 薄茶)

$42.00

Origin: Kyoto, Japan.      30g/Tin

'Time-honoured friend' (Japanese: 千歳の友 Chitose-no-tomo) is a thin tea (Usucha) grade matcha commonly used to treat guests in tea gatherings conducted by the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Warrior Tea.

Thin tea (usucha) grade matcha was favored by Ueda Sōkei, the 16th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Tea

A refreshing, sweet flavor, full of umami is preferred over some of the more bitter matcha used in Chanoyu

The name of this tea comes from the following poem by the 12th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Tea, Ueda Jōō: 

While flowers sing me songs of beauty in moments,

May this evergreen pine be my time-honored friend,

teaching the beauty of ages

- by 12th  Generation Ueda Jōō


SINGLE ORIGIN

All our tea leaves are from specified single regions in Japan.

FIRST HARVEST

All Nippon Cha teas are made with premium, 100% first harvest leaves.

GOOD FOR YOU

Our teas offer many health benefits and are loaded with antioxidants.