After the local goverments, Uji city in Kyoto renowned for Uji-tea is proposing to issue a regulation about tea. The proposal includes to “make a toast with Uji tea”, “serve Uji tea when residences have a guest” or so. The reason is the same. Even people living in Uji drink the tea less now. In many cases, coffee is served even when they have a guest at home, one of the most famous tea-producing areas. The people would not be penalized, breaking it. The local government just hopes that the regulation, if enacted, could help raise people’s awareness to its own specialty and boost its industry.
Is this going to be a shot in the arm to revive Uji tea?
Anyway.... "kampai (cheers)!" with tea!
|hand-rolling Uji tea|