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The Many Uses of Japanese Green Tea

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The Many Uses of Japanese Green Tea

Sometimes it is hard to look at green tea without considering its medicinal properties. In fact, Japanese green tea has many uses not all of us are aware of. After all, when tea was reaching its popularity in China and soon after brought to Japan, it wasn’t just seen as an enjoyable beverage but as a valuable medicine.  (Read more)

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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 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 Many Health Benefits of Mint

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The Many Health Benefits of Mint

Here's a little known fact: There are more than 500 species of mint known to man, almost all having a cool and refreshing scent.
In China, mint is called Bo He and grows in 12 variety of species usually with pink, purple, or white colored flowers. In the west, the peppermint and spearmint varieties are most common. (Read more)

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