Matcha Grinding experience!

At Fukujuen in Uji central, you can grind some matcha into powder by stone-mill and drink it super freshly right away!

 

Located in the other side bank of Byodo-in temple, very quiet area. 

Located in the other side bank of Byodo-in temple, very quiet area. 

You don't need to reserve, just hop in, pay 1200 yen per person and go to the room. 

 

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Beautiful Mikage black stone and Ten-cha(matcha before ground)  

Beautiful Mikage black stone and Ten-cha(matcha before ground)  

You must turn counter-clockwise. There's a mechanism in the mill. With 96 lines each, the powder is finer than flour. 

Simple and perfect, as any other Japanese beauty. 

Simple and perfect, as any other Japanese beauty. 

You make one turn by 3 seconds, not too fast. Heat damages the tea leaves and it gets bitter.

 

After in a 20-minute work, you can have about (only?) 3 grams of beautiful matcha!

 

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Sieve and let's enjoy it with a nice sweet😊 

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It was a very smooth matcha. Apparently it's 3000 yen per 20g! Really high quality! 

 

The tea shop is called Fukujuen. You can find their Kyoto branch on Shijo-street and small shops in department stores, Kansai airport and everywhere for bottled tea.

 

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If you have any chance to visit Uji, please cross the bridge and check out this whole-tea house. Cheers, Atsuko

 

Enjoy!  

Enjoy!