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It's All About Tea — gyokuro

Gyokuro Part II

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In Japan, gyokuro is synonymous with best tea. It is the tea that is reserved for special occasions or for serving guests. While sencha is enjoyed daily at home or in numerous Japanese eateries, gyokuro is undoubtedly more prized. One thing is true — while almost every single person in Japan has tried sencha (even if just from vending machines), gyokuro is more of a tea for enthusiasts or connoisseurs. (Read more)

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The Complete Guide To Japanese Cold-Brew And Iced Tea

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As much as we love our daily gong fu tea, the summer days are only getting hotter. We know sometimes as much as you’d like to enjoy a quiet moment with your tea pet, brewing up pot after pot of delicious loose leaf tea, the heat can make the practice unbearable. At times like this, we switch to our favorite summer-time tea brewing method — cold brewed tea! (Read more)

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Japan's Exquisite Tea: Gyokuro

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If you are a fan of Japanese teas you’ve probably heard, tried, or been recommended to try Gyokuro. So what makes Gyokuro so special?

I must make a confession: incidentally, Gyokuro was the first Japanese tea I’ve ever tried. This was many years back. I went into a tea shop, asked for the staffs’ recommendation and whether I could smell a few different varieties.

After getting a whiff of Gyokuro I had to look no further to what tea I would be trying that day... (Read more)

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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 1

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Most people who are into tea and especially those who are into Japanese culture (or at least those who have been to a Japanese restaurant) will most likely know of the most popular types of green teas consumed in Japan: sencha, genmaicha, gyokuro, and matcha.

These are but only the most commonly consumed teas which you might find in most places you visit, both in Japan and abroad. Whether you are planning a trip to Japan or just wish to learn more about the teas produced in Japan, there are indeed many more tea types to discover! (Read more) 

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How to Make Japanese Cold Brew Tea, Recipe

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So we’ve already talked about How to Make Cold Brew Tea where we provided the general ratios and tips for a good quality cold brew.

Today we would like to take the topic to a new level and introduce the best way of making cold brew using Japanese green teas.  (Read more)

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