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What to do with used tea leaves – a complete guide

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Many tea lovers ask themselves how to dispose of used tea leaves. Although the leaves have depleted their taste and aroma, there are still plenty of ways to recycle them.

Discarded tea leaves can be used to create functional objects for the household, make natural cosmetic products, or implement in your arts & crafts activities for an added dose of health and beauty in your everyday life! (Read more)

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Chinese Tea Ceremony: Boiling Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Nowadays, boiling tea is often seen as a way to spoil perfectly good tea leaves. However, if done right, this method of brewing tea deserves much more credit than it gets.


Boiling tea leaves is the most ancient method of making tea.
Back in the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907), when tea culture was gradually at its rise, tea leaves were boiled for prolonged periods. Sometimes they were cooked together with different spices. Different kinds of herbs, roots, fruits, and even chili and scallions weren’t uncommon accompaniments to tea leaves. (Read more)

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The Connection Between Japanese Food And Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Teas have been used in food for centuries and in such a wide variety of ways! Just think about some of the most famous ones: matcha in your cake, Earl Grey in your cookies, tea-pickled eggs, and so much more. The aromatic qualities of tea have made it a pleasant addition to many foods around the world.

Japan is not an exception. In fact, green tea (especially matcha) has been used in Japanese cuisine from desserts to dinners and everything in between. (Read more)

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Japanese Face Mask. Discover Sencha Tea Benefits!

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Do you ever find yourself with extra sencha tea leaves after you’re done brewing and enjoying the lovely emerald green liquid?

Our guess is yes, unless you eat them… which is quite delicious by the way! But we will go into that another time.

Today we will share a recipe that hopefully many of you will be fond of and we will share how to use green tea for the face. (Read more)

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5 Simple Uses of Japanese Green Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Sometimes it is hard to look at green tea without considering its medicinal properties. In fact, Japanese green tea has many uses not all of us are aware of. After all, when tea was reaching its popularity in China and soon after brought to Japan, it wasn’t just seen as an enjoyable beverage but as a valuable medicine.  (Read more)

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