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Uji-En: a taste of Japan

Harbour City is home to the first international flagship of a Kyoto-founded tea brand that has set its eyes on international expansion. Uji-En is a Japanese green-tea brand with a history dating back nearly 150 years. It decided in the late 1990s to expand its packaged-tea business by opening cafes in its home market. More than 20 stores have been opened, including two in Mainland China. As they are trading well, the company decided last year to expand into Hong Kong as the next stepping stone i