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Historical background of Kuradashi Tea

In the present day, people are able to enjoy fresh Shincha tea flavor and aroma throughout the year almost the same as real Shincha, because preservation techniques and technology have made remarkable progress. In Japan, expertise and special facilities enable tea leaves to retain their freshness, so you can experience the taste and smell of newly-harvested Japanese green tea. And today, the fresh flavor and aroma can be enjoyed all over the world thanks to modern global economics, logistics, and transportation.

Long ago when these special storage facilities did not exist, people continuously tried to keep tea leaves in good condition and to deepen the flavor, but it was difficult. Inquiring minds in Kyoto, Japan developed and improved the farming and processing techniques suitable for Kuradashi Tea over many generations. The Kyoto region and Uji in particular have a very long history of green tea production. Tea trees were first planted in Uji, Kyoto around A.D. 1271, while other Japanese centers of tea production started more recently, less than 100 years ago. The farming and processing techniques, along with the tea ceremony, developed and perfected over time in Uji and the entire Kyoto region, are the longest and most highly-developed cultural traditions among all tea production centers in Japan.

We at Hibiki-an believe that Kuradashi Tea is one of life's best "slow foods" that anyone around the world can enjoy. The enriched flavor of Kuradashi Gyokuro is created by the distinctive regional traditional way, and takes time to perfect. Let's enjoy "slow life" with Kuradashi Tea.

The farming and processing techniques developed and perfected over time in Uji, Kyoto


Now anyone around the world can enjoy the enriched flavor of Kuradashi Tea created by the distinctive regional traditional way.

Kuradashi Tea: Now Available!

At last Kuradashi Matcha is now available!
The Jidai Matsuri festival will be held at Kyoto city on October 22. For more information, please see above 'The Jidai Matsuri festival' after October 22.
Our Kuradashi Matcha which has been stored for over 1.5 years was taken out from the granary. We have arranged three grades of limited edition Kuradashi Matcha as described below. They are limited edition of 850 packages each ONLY AVAILABLE this autumn season. And Kuradashi Gyokuro and Sencha teas are still available.
Celebrate Kuradashi Teas and enjoy the remarkable enriched flavor and sweetness which can only be experienced once every year! We are certain that the fine enriched flavor and sweetness will captivate you.

Kuradashi Matcha

[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium (40g/1.41oz): US$34.00 (Now Available)
For this Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium, tea leaves just after harvest, are steamed and dried in a special fire pit. The smooth and mellow taste is uniquely brought out by the special drying process...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium Refill (120g/4.23oz): US$85.00 (Now Available)
This Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium Refill package is an excellent value. The price is actually discounted 17%. For this Kuradashi Matcha, tea leaves just after harvest, are steamed and dried in a special fire pit. The smooth and mellow taste is uniquely brought out by the special drying process...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Premium (40g/1.41oz): US$26.00 (Now Available)
Tea leaves for Kuradashi Matcha Premium are highest grade tea trimmed by machine and grown in Uji region, Kyoto. The smooth and mellow taste is uniquely brought out by the special drying process...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Premium Refill (120g/4.23oz): US$64.00 (Now Available)
This Kuradashi Matcha Premium Refill package is an excellent value. The price is actually discounted 17%. Tea leaves for Kuradashi Matcha Premium are highest grade tea trimmed by machine and grown in Uji region, Kyoto. The smooth and mellow taste is uniquely brought out by the special drying process...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz): US$40.00 (Now Available)
The traditional canopy used to shade tea plants from sunlight known as "Honzu" is unique and different from others. They are also important factors in creating the noble flavor and sweetness of the highest grade enriched Matcha...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle Refill (120g/4.23oz): US$128.00 (Now Available)
This Kuradashi Matcha Premium Refill package is an excellent value. The price is actually discounted 21%. The traditional canopy used to shade tea plants from sunlight known as "Honzu" is unique and different from others. They are also important factors in creating the noble flavor and sweetness of the highest grade enriched Matcha...

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