The product is being sold by well-known Kyoto tea maker Gion Tsujiri, and it contains premium matcha green tea called Kento no Mukashi (a nostalgic and poetic name which can be roughly translated as “looking but to the foundation of an ancient capital city”).
The lip balm is made in collaboration with soap manufacturer Kyoto Shabon-ya, an outfit known for products made from carefully selected natural ingredients. And since the item comes from Gion Tsujiri, a tea maker founded in the famous tea-producing region of Kyoto’s Uji City over 150 years ago, they’ve naturally used quality tea to make the lip balm. Kento no Mukashi, which they’ve used in this case, is a premium powdered matcha tea that they released back in 1994 to celebrate the 1,200th anniversary of Kyoto’s foundation as a capital city. And just how “premium” is this tea? Well, just 40 grams (1.4 ounces) of the matcha costs 6,480 yen (US$63), so that should give you an idea. Blah, blah, blah...do you see what I mean? It's made with green tea! And not just any green tea! Special green tea! Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! It's only $16.00...for lip balm...no thanks! Ha ha!
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