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How to Properly Store Japanese Green Teas

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Although there is a general criterion for storing loose leaf teas (in a tightly sealed container, away from moisture, out of the sun, away from smells), each specific tea type has conditions that work better for its longevity.

For example, when we store Japanese teas, we can take a few extra steps to ensure their utmost freshness. (Read more)

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Shincha. Japan's First Tea Harvest of the Year.

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Japan doesn't leave much time to relax. As soon as the breathtaking cherry blossom season is over, comes the start of a new time of year — Shincha season. 


For many Japanese tea lovers out there May is basically a holy month!


Tea connoisseurs flock to the markets to secure for themselves some of the year’s limited supply of first flush... (Read more)

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The Green Tea Journey

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The use of tea leaves first started in southwest China more than 3,000 years ago and was originally used by people for chewing or eating.  Over time, the use of tea leaves  expanded as people began to use them in cooking and to flavor their water. (Read more)

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Japanese Loose Leaf Green Tea Brewing Methods

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Brewing Japanese green tea differs slightly from the traditional methods used for Chinese teas. Both the teapot and cups tend to be slightly larger.

Follow these simple steps and you are guaranteed to have a good cup of Japanese green tea. (Read more)

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All About The Comforting Japanese Green Tea: Genmaicha

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One legend has it that the origins of Genmaicha date all the way back to 15th century Japan, when a servant accidentally lost a few grains of rice hidden up his sleeve into the cup of the master, for whom he was pouring very expensive tea. (Read more)

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