Aug. 20, 2020 UPDATE
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Great tea aroma that you may notice in this shop
Established in 1790, Fukuju-en has been a Japanese tea shop that local people frequently come to make purchase for their daily-use and for the special occasion. The headquarter is in Kyoto and this shop in Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta is one of their brunches. When you enter the shop, you may notice the rich aroma of Japanese tea. They particularly specialized in Uji-tea that is taken in Uji City in Kyoto where is famous for a tea field. Carefully chosen and grown leaves are made into fine tea leaves one by one. If you visit this shop, you may sense the beauty of Kyoto.
Miyako no Tatsumi Mujo / ￥1,620
This product is a No. 1 popular souvenir in this shop! As this is the limited item only in Kyoto, you may want to keep it as your memory you had in this beautiful Kyoto. When you drink it, please put the tea leaves into a tea pot and pour a hot water (70℃/ 158°F). Then you may wait for one minute and half before you drink it. It has a rich but very fresh taste, so we recommend that you purchase it as a souvenir.
Matcha / ￥864 - ￥3,240
There are several selections of Matcha tea. If you have a tea set to make a Matcha tea, these Matcha are what we recommend! Each Matcha has a different flavor and taste, so for more information, please ask the staff. If you would like to purchase it, please talk to the staff as all the products are kept in the refrigerator.
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Gyokuro, Gosho / ￥783～
“Gyokuro” is a type of Uji tea that has a dark green color and has a sweeter taste than regular tea as tea leaves are grown under the cloth to avoid the direct sunlight. This tea is named after Gosho, which is Imperial Palace in Kyoto. The package of this tea is very beautiful depicting Imperial Palace.
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Tea cups/ tea bowls / ￥2,100～
They also sell beautiful tea and tea bowls! All of the tea cups are very beautiful and colorful. There are tea cup of “Kiyomizu-yaki”, a Kyoto style ceramic art, so we highly recommend that you buy it as a souvenir. All of them are made by Kiyomizu-yaki potters’ hands, so each one of them is different.
How to buy
You can simply bring what you would like to buy to the cashier.
- Shopping Tips -
If you don’t know the differences of the kind of tea, please ask the staff. They are all nice and friendly.