Preferred thick tea of Ueda Sōkei, the 16th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Chanoyu. This thick tea is used in the majority of official Ueda Sōko Ryū tea gatherings and events.
This tea is produced by highly regarded tea estates around Kyoto, under the guidance of Nippon Cha.
The name of this tea comes from the following poem by the 12th
Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Warrior Tea, Ueda Jyōō:
Pine of the summit:
may something of my remains
pass a thousand years,
revelling your infinite green -
Companions outside time.
- by 12th Generation Ueda Jyōō
いろ変へぬ / iro kaenu
常葉のまつを / tokiha no matsu o
朋として / tomo toshite
のどかに千代を / no doka ni chio o
歴なむとぞおもふ / tonamu to zo omou
- 上田譲翁 / - Ueda Jyōō
・1kg (10 x 100g packets)
Matcha shipped fresh, directly from the maker in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.