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Brewing loose leaf tea is easy!

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Brewing loose leaf tea is easy!

Are you thinking of getting into the world of tea but don't know where to start!?

Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here!

Let’s say you have a tea you want to try. The next step: brewing!

Brewing is much easier than you think. If you’re new to tea, the important thing is not to overthink it.

We've made some short, straight-to-the-point videos on how to brew teas both Western style and Chinese style. (Read more)

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What is a Chasen?

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What is a Chasen?

Today a chasen (bamboo whisk) is undoubtedly one of the most indispensable parts of Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony). You might walk into a modern coffee shop or tea cafe and see the baristas preparing your matcha by shaking or blending the matcha powder with hot water (and possibly milk), but to many matcha lovers out there this is simply despicable. If you are present at a Japanese tea ceremony, you will not expect for your matcha to be whisked with anything but a chasen. (Read more)

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History of Senchado — The Way of Sencha

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History of Senchado — The Way of Sencha

We all know of Chado (the way of tea) or Chanoyu, which refers to the traditional Japanese matcha tea ceremony. But how many of us know that Senchado (the way of sencha) was a thing as much as Chado at a time? Although now sencha is drunk in much more casual settings, most commonly in the comforts of one’s home or perhaps at a sushi restaurant, it started off as a more or less a ceremony quite similar to gong fu cha. (Read more)

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The Connection Between Japanese Food And Tea

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The Connection Between Japanese Food And Tea

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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How to Make Cold Brew Tea

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How to Make Cold Brew Tea

We’ve been getting this question a lot: what is the standard recipe for making cold brew tea?

So here it is. (Read more)

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