Sencha was first grown by a farmer named Souen Nagatani who lived in the mountains of Uji about 270 years ago. Being of a completely different taste to Matcha, it was a revolutionary development in the history of Japanese leaf tea. Our aim at Itohkyuemon is to combine traditional Uji tea and present styles to create a modern tea experience. Non-residents such as foreign travelers who have been in Japan for less than 6 months. Re-entry dates do not apply. What do I need to make a tax exempt purchase?