It's All About Tea — matcha

Japanese Tea: The 3 Important Rules For Tea Storage

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Japanese Tea: The 3 Important Rules For Tea Storage
Today Japanese teas are renowned around the world for their fresh, grassy taste, and unmistakable umami. Because of these favorable qualities, Japanese tea also requires extra care when storing.  (Read more)

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Japanese Tea Ceremony Utensils

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Japanese Tea Ceremony Utensils
The Japanese tea ceremony has a long and interesting history. Throughout the decades it has evolved from an expensive and lavish gathering, to a tea ritual that focusses on simplicity and nature. With it, the tea utensils have also evolved. When entering a Japanese tea house we may find a variety of tea ceremony utensils, each holding their own history and purpose. Not a step goes unnoticed. (Read more)

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Matcha Vs Green Tea. All There Is To Know

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Matcha Vs Green Tea. All There Is To Know
Let's take an in-depth look at matcha vs. green tea. Yes, technically matcha is stone-ground powdered green tea. But we cannot take the green tea leaves we have sitting in our cupboard and grind those up. Matcha tea processing is a complex tradition that is hundreds, even thousands, years old. The amount of people who know how to process matcha vs. those who process other types of green tea is quite limited. Even the tea leaves used for preparing the powder require special growth conditions. So let's discuss what makes both matcha powder and Japanese green tea so unique in their own way.  (Read more)

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The 5 Reasons Why Matcha Is Expensive (Or Is It?)

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The 5 Reasons Why Matcha Is Expensive (Or Is It?)
We’ve already covered the difference between ceremonial and culinary grade matcha and the big gap in price, but what about comparing to other types of Japanese tea? Why is matcha so expensive? (Read more)

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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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