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It's All About Tea

Yellow Tea, China's Disappearing Fine Tea

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Yellow tea is a rare variety of loose leaf tea, with the least amount of production and with very few regions producing it. Yellow tea is a step up from green tea, being made through the process of micro-oxidizing. (Read more)

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Tea Recipe: Matcha Shortbread Cookies

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These matcha shortbread cookies are very simple to make, using ingredients that many might already have on hand. The best part is a little matcha goes a long way! The following recipe yields 20 cookies and you will only need about 2 tablespoons of matcha powder. (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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The Differences Between Raw Pu-erh and Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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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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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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