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Japanese Loose Leaf Green Tea Brewing Methods

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Japanese Loose Leaf Green Tea Brewing Methods

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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The Differences Between Raw Pu-erh and Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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The Differences Between Raw Pu-erh and Ripe Pu-erh Tea

There are two variations of Pu-erh tea: Sheng Pu-erh (the raw or green type) and Shou Pu-erh (the ripened or black type). 

Both Shou and Sheng Pu-erh teas are made from a sun-dried tea called Saiqing Mao Cha. After fermentation and roasting, pu-erh tea is aged, often for many years, resulting in it’s dark color and bold, mellow flavor. (Read more)

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All About The Comforting Japanese Green Tea: Genmaicha

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All About The Comforting Japanese Green Tea: Genmaicha
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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Simple Steps for Brewing a Good Cup of Tea

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Simple Steps for Brewing a Good Cup of Tea
It is very easy to spoil perfectly good tea. But the good news is that making good tea is not so hard either. Just follow the basic principles for brewing tea and you’ll be able to enjoy all teas at their fullest potential! (Read more)

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The Five Main Types of Tea

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The Five Main Types of Tea

There are 5 main types of tea: White, Green, Blue-green (Oolong), Black (Red) and Pu-erh.

All five derive from the same plant. What accounts for their many differences are the length of time it takes for the tea leaves to become oxidized and the processing style, which can include such methods as roasting, steaming, pan-firing and aging. (Read more)

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