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It's All About Tea — spring tea

All about tea: What makes early spring tea so valuable?

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Spring must be the favorite season for tea fans! It's the long-awaited moment when new tea hits the market! After the cold and tedious winter months, everyone can't wait to sip fresh spring tea and is ready (and willing) to pay the price for it! So what makes the early spring tea so desirable? Let's explore the geographical, historical, and economic factors behind it! 

After a long period of dormancy and stagnation, the plant finally wakes up under the spring chime. The nutrients are rushed to the newly sprouting buds and tender leaves to stimulate the plant's growth. The abundant rainfall and rising temperature make the spring tea fresh, tender, and flavorful. So much so that early spring tea can be ten times more expensive than the one picked later in the year. So, where does this difference come from? (Read more)

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Appreciating The First Japanese Green Tea Harvest, Shincha

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Shincha is a most fleeting experience in the world of Japanese green tea. Waiting a full circle to once again get the first sip of the first tea harvest of the year is something many seasoned tea drinkers around the world practice yearly. At "Path Of Cha", we are no exception. We take the year communicating with the tea farmers, awaiting the news of this year’s harvest season. (Read more)

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

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

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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