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Tea's Journey to Japan

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Tea's Journey to Japan

...It wasn’t until much later on, in the year 1191 that tea really started growing as a culture after being reintroduced by the Zen priest Eisai, who brought the seeds to Kyoto - the capital and cultural center of Japan at the time. (Read more)

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The Green Tea Journey

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The Green Tea Journey

The use of tea leaves first started in southwest China more than 3,000 years ago and was originally used by people for chewing or eating.  Over time, the use of tea leaves  expanded as people began to use them in cooking and to flavor their water. (Read more)

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The Pairing of Tea with Food

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The Pairing of Tea with Food

As the times roll, more and more are becoming curious around how to assimilate tea into food culture; and it is indeed slowly turning into a regularized practice. Not only are teas fairly cheap and versatile, they can be served at different temperatures and intensities. That being said, here we'll have a broad look at how to think about pairing the 5 major tea groups with food, and the reasons behind it. (Read more)

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The Importance of Clay When Drinking Tea

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The Importance of Clay When Drinking Tea

Here's some information on the most overlooked and disregarded stem in the process of tea making: the cup. Pottery is a patient, start-to-finish alchemy that places importance on the tiniest details for the perfect outcome; just like tea cultivation. Every clay has a different chemistry, and every cup has a different taste. (Read more)

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Tea Recipe: Matcha Edamame Dip

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Tea Recipe: Matcha Edamame Dip

We believe this Matcha-inspired recipe is a great addition to any party, friends gathering, a relaxing night at home, or even to your daily lunches. You can eat it as a dip, inside of a sandwich, or perhaps as a salad dressing. Very vibrant and very green. Plus, the flavor combos are endless! (Read more)

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