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  • Chemical Components of Tea

     Before we start drinking our teas, we should first talk about what’s in the teas! There are a few different chemical components in the tea leaf,...
  • Japanese Green Tea Harvest

      Finally, after all the work the farmers have put into growing the tea, it comes time to pick the leaves. The tea harvest is something that comes...
  • Japanese Green Tea Fertilizer

      As you may know, great quality teas come from great quality soils. One way farmers ensure their plants can absorb enough nutrients is by using f...
  • Why is Japanese Green Tea Shaded?

      One of the things that makes Japanese green teas unique is that they are often shaded prior to the harvest. When the tea plant is cut off from t...
  • Growing Conditions and Climate of Green Tea

    After talking a bit about the different tea growing regions in Japan, let’s discuss how the different climates of these regions influence the tea...
  • Where Does Tea Grow?

    Now that we’ve covered what tea is, and what it tastes like, let’s talk a little bit about where it currently grows. While most of the world’s te...
  • What does green tea taste like?

    While it’s impossible to really understand the flavor until you’ve tried it, there is a spectrum of flavor profiles you can use to identify the d...
  • The History of Japanese Green Tea

    The consumption of green tea in Japan has a very long history. Originally, it was brought over from China and a few hundred years later was it pl...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Green Tea

    Japanese green teas have become popular all around the world for their unique flavor profile. One of the things that sets them apart from other g...
  • What Makes a Green Tea a Green Tea?

    The different categories of teas are broken down by how much they are oxidized and processed. White teas, yellow teas and green teas are unoxidiz...
  • What is Tea? The Difference Between White Tea, Yellow Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Red Tea and Black Tea

    Before we get started on our journey, it makes sense to answer one basic question, what is tea? Tea is more than just something you brew in your c...
  • Japanese Green Tea Ceremony

    The tea ceremony is one of the most important fixtures of medieval Japanese culture. This ceremony, also considered to be a form of moving meditat...
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