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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 2

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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 2

With all the delicious tea varieties Japan has to offer, and with the traditional techniques only known to tea farmers within Japan, it is our job to keep tea production stable so we can keep enjoying this wonderful product with its many benefits... (Read more)

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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 1

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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 1

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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The Many Uses of Japanese Green Tea

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The Many Uses of Japanese Green Tea

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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What is Koicha and How do We Prepare It

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What is Koicha and How do We Prepare It

When sipping koicha, it will slowly but surely proceed to greet you. Meeting you with a brief moment of intense umami and a long-lingering sweetness. Similarly to gongfucha when we intake a concentrate of all the tea’s best qualities all through one tiny cup of brew. (Read more)

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What to do With Used Tea Leaves: Chagra and the Concept of Mottainai

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What to do With Used Tea Leaves: Chagra and the Concept of Mottainai

Once the rich favorable flavor of your tea begins to fade we immediately think it is time to toss it as it is of no use to us any longer. Yet there are actually plenty of uses for used tea leaves!

The truth is even though the tea leaves no longer have flavor, they still have nutrients. These nutrients can still serve their purpose in many ways. (Read more)

 

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