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Kyoto, Japan

Wikipedia: Kyoto_Prefecture | Official Government Website: www.pref.kyoto.jp/en/index.html 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2016 

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About Kyoto, Japan | Styles of Tea Produced in Kyoto, Japan | Best (Top-Rated) Kyoto Teas

About Kyoto, Japan

Tea cultivation showing bright yellow-green fields of teaTea cultivation in Minamiyamashiro, Kyoto. Photo by vera46 licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Kyoto (京都府) is a prefecture in Japan located in the center of Honshu, the largest island of Japan, on the north coast, but reaching well into the interior of the island as well. Kyoto borders Nara to the south, and also shares a small border with Mie to the southeast.

The name Kyoto is best-known for the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent global climate change, which was designed by a UN Conference in the city of Kyoto, the capital of Kyoto prefecture.

The prefecture of Kyoto has a diverse geography and climate, reaching from the sea into mountains. Parts of it are used to grow tea, especially around the city of Uji.

Uji

Uji is the second-largest city in Kyoto prefecture (after Kyoto city). The Uji region has a long history of tea cultivation, reaching back easily hundreds of years. Uji is also home to a tea shop, the Tsuen Tea Shop, with an ancient history, reaching back hundreds of years, that may be the oldest tea shop in the world.

Kyobancha, a peculiar type of green tea, a large-leaf roasted green tea that is very low in caffeine, originated in the Uji region.

Styles of Tea Produced in Kyoto, Japan

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Kyoto, Japan.

Best Kyoto Teas

The notion of the "best" Kyoto teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Kyoto, Japan, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Kyobancha

Kyobancha

Brand:Obubu Tea
Style:Kyobancha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Houjicha - Smokey

Houjicha - Smokey

Brand:Obubu Tea
Style:Hojicha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Sencha of the Summer Sun

Sencha of the Summer Sun

Brand:Obubu Tea
Style:Sencha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Houjicha Amber Roast

Brand:Obubu Tea
Style:Hojicha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Liquid Jade Matcha

Brand:The Tao of Tea
Style:Matcha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Powdered
1 Rating

Top-Rated Kyoto Teas

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