It's All About Tea — matcha

Chashitsu — The Japanese Tea Hut

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Chashitsu — The Japanese Tea Hut
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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The Complete Guide To Japanese Cold-Brew And Iced Tea
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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The 4 Reasons Everyone Is Switching To Matcha Green Tea

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The 4 Reasons Everyone Is Switching To Matcha Green Tea

Across the world, cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops are adding matcha green tea powder into their staples. Almost all coffee shops now offer matcha beverages as an alternative to coffee. And why wouldn’t they! Matcha is a delicious, energizing, and healthy Japanese green tea that deserves attention. 

So what are the main reasons everyone’s making the switch? (Read more)

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Choosing The Best Teacup For Your Tea Ceremony

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Choosing The Best Teacup For Your Tea Ceremony

Teacups! They come in so many different shapes and sizes. Growing up in the west, I was always used to drinking tea from giant mugs. And the more absurdly giant the cup was — the better! I still remember like it was yesterday, the day I first tried tea from a tiny teacup, which barely fit in my fingers. It seemed it wasn’t even enough tea for half a sip. However, that half a sip was incomparable to any of the giant tea gulps I’ve had before! 

 

There exist many different styles of teacups used for both the tea ceremony and casual tea drinking. Let’s take a look at each one. (Read more) 

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7 Easy Matcha Recipes You'll Love

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7 Easy Matcha Recipes You'll Love

Matcha is always at the forefront of our tea shelf, not just because its a significant boost of energy and exquisite ceremonial style, but also because it's undeniably versatile!

From tea to lattes, smoothies, cocktails, cakes, cookies, salad dressings, barbecue rubs, soup broths, you name it! Matcha has been used both in cooking and beverages for decades. (Read more)

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