宇治茶カフェ Ujicha Cafe

Those who have a deep knowledge of tea can fully enjoy these “Ujicha cafe” restaurants, and those who might only have a little knowledge about tea can still casually visit. They offer a variety of menus and atmospheres, so please visit the wide variety of cafe restaurants. How wonderful it would be if you could become a fan of Ujicha.

Which “Ujicha cafe” would you like to visit today?

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What is Ujicha?

Ujicha has been developed and produced in four prefectures, Kyoto, Nara, Shiga and Mie, and is recognized as Ujicha after consideration from comprehensive perspectives, including history, culture, geography, and climate. Ujicha is processed by tea operators in Kyoto Prefecture to become the final product. The trademark of the Ujicha brand has been registered as “Ujicha”.

What is a certified Ujicha cafe?

The cafe must offer three or more kinds of Ujicha on its menu, and be able to explain about the history and culture of Ujicha, and how to properly serve it. Since 2009, an association known as the “Uji-cha–no-satozukuri-kyogikai”, consisting of administrative organizations and industrial tea bodies, has been evaluating Ujicha cafe restaurants to certify them as legitimate “Ujicha cafe”.

Ujicha Cafe

How to evaluate and certify Ujicha cafe

Requirements for application

Nihoncha (Japanese tea) instructor

lead a tea serving session

certify Ujicha cafe

Requirements
for application

Cafe located in either Kyoto Prefecture or the special wards of the Tokyo Metropolis area.

Criteria
for certification

  1. A cafe that offers a menu with 3 or more kinds of the best quality Ujicha
  2. A cafe that conducts promotional activities for Ujicha by working on the store’s design and its interior atmosphere.
  3. A cafe that has a Nihoncha(Japanese tea) Instructor or an Advisor certified by NPO Nihoncha Instructor Association. They must be able to explain how to properly serve tea. Alternatively, a cafe has a staff member who has received training on how to serve tea from a Nihoncha (Japanese tea) instructor and is able to lead a tea serving session at any time.

Requirements
for application

Cafe located in either Kyoto Prefecture or the special wards of the Tokyo Metropolis area.