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It's All About Tea — matcha

9 Iced Matcha Recipes To Make This Summer

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The weather is getting warmer, and soon the summer heat will be rolling in. This means it’s right about time to stock up on this year’s green tea harvest and get ready for days filled with delicious matcha powder drinks! In this post, we’ve gathered some of our favorite refreshing iced matcha recipes. Including matcha cocktails, mocktails, and matcha lattes! (Read more)

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The San Senke Of Chanoyu

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In our recent blog post, we talked about the history of the Japanese tea sage — Sen no Rikyu. Without a doubt, he had a significant effect on The Way of Tea in Japan, and his legacy continues to this day. Ultimately there are three separate schools of Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) that follow his teachings to this day, although all slightly varying. These schools refer to "San Senke" — Three Sen Families. (Read more)

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Sen no Rikyu, The Great Master of Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Sen no Rikyu (1522 – 1591) is known by everyone to have the most profound influence on chanoyu, the Japanese "Way of Tea". Also known as matcha tea ceremony. Rikyu took to tiny grass-hut tea houses for his tea practices and kept promoting the wabi-sabi style of tea ceremony that he and his tea master started. (Read more)

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Chashitsu — The Japanese Tea Hut

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Chashitsu is the Japanese term for a tea room. It is a little hut, resembling a house, where Japanese tea ceremonies (chanoyu) would take place. Following tradition, matcha green tea is always served in the chashitsu, alongside with some simple sweets prepared by the tea master. It is said that chashitsu started appearing during the Sengoku period (mid-15th century to early 17th century). Before then, tea was commonly enjoyed in separate rooms and not in individual tea huts. (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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