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A Deeper Look Into Japan's Tea Cultivars

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A Deeper Look Into Japan's Tea Cultivars

Every cultivar is unique because it posses its own color, flavor profile, and aroma. Some cultivars are specially cultivated to resist certain plant illnesses and pests that predominate certain areas more than others. (Read more)

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Japanese Teaware: The Yunomi Teacup

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Japanese Teaware: The Yunomi Teacup

Yunomi teacups are medium sized tea cups ranging anywhere from 90 to 160 ml. They are the most common used teacups in Japan and can be found in almost every eatery and home. Unlike the chawan which is used for more formal Japanese tea ceremonies, Yunomi cups are used for casual everyday tea drinking. (Read more)

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What is the Difference Between Culinary and Ceremonial Grade Matcha?

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What is the Difference Between Culinary and Ceremonial Grade Matcha?

We see this topic pop up a lot. So what really is the difference between culinary and ceremonial grade matcha!?


The most significant difference is that ceremonial grade matcha is made from exceptionally high-quality leaves and as the name suggests, is used almost exclusively for traditional Japanese tea ceremonies or the making of koicha

Unfortunately, the common misconception is that culinary grade matcha is of poor quality and thus is reserved for cooking where the high quality doesn’t matter as much. The truth is that good culinary grade matcha is perfect for making a delicious cup of frothy, whisked matcha, matcha lattes, and cooking. (Read more)

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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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