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  • What to Look for When Buying Tea

    Because there is a lot of money to be made by selling cheap tea that appears to be high quality, there are a few things you should look out for bef...
  • How to Get Started with Tea

      There is so much variety in the world of tea and the best thing you can do is start exploring. If you are brand new to tea, start out with the ba...
  • How to Make Matcha

    Before you make a bowl of matcha, you will want to soak the tea whisk. The chasen is made out of a single piece of bamboo, and the fine bristles ca...
  • How to Prepare Loose Leaf Green Tea

    It can be easy to make a great tasting cup of Japanese green tea at home, you just need to follow a few simple steps. In this video, we’re going ...
  • Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea vs. Teabags

      Although tea bags are one of the most common ways to drink tea around the world, they actually don’t work so well when it comes to producing a c...
  • Best Teaware for Japanese Green Tea

    When brewing Japanese green tea, it’s important to make sure you have the right tools. A Kyusu teapot is the best way to brew most Japanese green...
  • What are Stem Teas?

      Stem teas are a little known secret in the world of tea. These unique teas provide an entirely different flavor profile and they are much lower ...
  • What are Roasted Teas?

      Roasted green teas have become quite popular in Japan. These teas are made by taking green tea leaves and roasting them over high heat. During t...
  • What is Gyokuro?

      Gyokuro is considered to be the highest quality green tea in Japan. This super flavorful green tea was once reserved for the emperor, but now is...
  • What is Matcha?

      Matcha is a special type of powdered tea from Japan. Despite its recent increase in popularity, it was actually the original method of tea consu...
  • What is Sencha?

    Sencha is the most common type of green tea in Japan, and it can take on a wide variety of different forms. Even though sencha is seen as a “basic”...
  • Japanese Green Tea Cultivars

    Just like wine has different varietals, tea has different cultivars. Different tea cultivars can have different nutrient and flavor profiles, so ...
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