Keep your Lips Kissable and Hydrated with this Matcha Lip Balm

Matcha Lip Balm by Gion Tsujiri


Attention beauty and matcha lovers - you'll surely going to LOVE this!

It’s such a pretty green color, you’ll want to lick it … but it’s not candy!

No, it’s actually lip balm, and it comes from a source that you wouldn’t normally associate with cosmetics.

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.

The lip balm also contains seed oil from the camellia oleifera plant, which is actually related to the tea plant, for the rich, smooth texture that you would expect in a lip balm.
Matcha Lip Balm by Gion Tsujiri



The color really is an attractive green that is true to the image of matcha. The lip balm also has a subtle matcha fragrance.


The lip balm comes in an original “Gion Tsujiri design” package featuring the image of fresh, green tea leaves, making it visually attractive as a souvenir as well.

Matcha Lip Balm by Gion Tsujiri





The matcha lip balm is available for 1,620 yen ($16) at the Gion Tusjiri shops in Gion, Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit and in Tokyo at the Tokyo Sky Tree Town Solamachi shop, as well as the Saryo Tsujiri shops in the Kyoto Isetan Department Store, Kodaiji, and the Daimaru Tokyo Department Store in Tokyo, and also through their online store.


Well, this certainly looks like a new and pleasant way to enjoy green tea without actually drinking it. And don’t worry, the product description page assures us that the lip balm won’t turn your lips green!


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48 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I like lip balm a lot because I hate dry and chapped lips. I like to try out new ones, but not sure I would pay 16 dollars for this one.

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    1. Hello Sheri,

      Quite expensive yeah.. but I guess they are not mass producing it, and just for limited edition and also for souvenir too, that's why it quite steep :D

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  2. My hubby loves lip balm, we're always buying lip balms in this house:) That is pretty expensive though, but like you said it's premium:)! Very pretty green though!

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    1. Hello Nicole,

      Yeah if you ask me it is worth it. It is not mass-produced and indented for souvenir only :D

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  3. This is soooooo beautiful! The packing is so lovely. I wasn't a huge fan of the matcha tea when Starbucks picked up on the trend, but something simple like lip balm I think I could get on board with. Maybe I'll have to order it and review it for my blog!

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    1. Hello Madeline,

      Yeah you should, and share us your review soon!

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  4. I'll check this out. My lips always get horribly chapped in the winter.

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    1. I got tons of lipbalm and glosses too, but still I want this match lipbalm.. such a novelty :D

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  5. I'm soooo addicted to lip balm and this one sounds (and looks!) pretty cool. Too bad I'm pretty far from Tokyo! :)

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  6. Mmhhh....keep your lips kissable!
    I Love That!!
    I hope ladies follow your advice in this article.

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    1. Hello Mike,

      I've heard from y readers this is their go-to guide for Asian beauty so I guess they did! :D

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  7. I like the look of this, see if I can get this in the uk.

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    1. Hello Anna,

      You can order online, and being shipped from Japan. Not yet available outside Tokyo.

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  8. Lip balms are my addiction! I seriously have over 100 lip balms. I haven't got this one yet. So I might buy it. I like the design and smell you describe.

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    1. Hello Carola,

      A good and worthy to add on your lip balm collection :D

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  9. Interesting product ..will try it this winters for sure !

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  10. I always have a lip balm in my bag. Love the look of this one!

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  11. I think it is a bit overpriced. But I guess I'll give it a try.

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    1. Hello Sumita,

      It is not about the price.. its about the unique experience. And high price is acceptable since this is not mass-produce :D

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    1. Yeah but something novelty and created by the best tea makers of Japan.

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  13. This is quite interesting. I am not the biggest fan of the matcha flavour, but if it is effective for dry lips, I would try it! Thanks for this!

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  14. I'm obsessed with lip balms, i have so many and i always buy more. This looks great, except the price lol

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    1. Hello Dunja,

      Yeah, but $16 is quite cheap for this something novelty :D

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  15. Oh wow I love the green colour!! I always have issues getting good lip balm so will check this out. Ree Love30

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  16. I love the green color of this lip balm as have never seen any green lip balm in life! It seems nice after reading your review! Is it available in the US?

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    1. Hello Ana,

      Not yet available outside Japan :) That's something! You can order from their online store.

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  17. Every time I visit your website I find some new useful information on beauty products. I think they are not really cheap but pricey. But when it comes to beauty we cannot compromise on quality.

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    1. That's exactly the point, Laveena! Thanks dear!

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  18. Oh my goodness--you had me at matcha. I have to have this lip balm! -- Jaya | @notjaya

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  19. I love the simple and classy packaging and I'm sure it smells and feels amazing!

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  20. I need this one for the winter! Do they also send it to the Netherlands?

    -XOXO-

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    1. Hello Essere,

      I believe yes - they ship worldwide :D

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  21. Seems like an interesting product i dont like my lips being chapped too will try it

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    1. You should try it! Thank you for visiting!

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  22. amaying product, lovely :)

    xxx
    http://teenmumy.blogspot.sk/

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  23. Very sleek packing and sounds like an amazing products.

    http://www.distinguisheddiva.com/2016/10/favourite-fall-lipsticks-with-mac.html

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    1. Yes it is, and very eco-friendly, from the makers of the best match tea from Japan.

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