Garden Glimpses – Tarui Tea Farm
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by KimberleysKyusu
2w ago
In January I started a brand new series titled Garden Glimpses, a series in which each post focuses on a single Japanese tea garden / farm, highlighting the work they are doing alongside my personal experiences with them and the teas that I have had the chance to sample from them over the years since ..read more
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Matcha Monday | Obubu Tea Farms – Gokou Matcha | Review
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by KimberleysKyusu
1M ago
Happy Matcha Monday! For a while, I have been wanting to try a wider selection of the matchas that Obubu Tea Farms currently stocks. So when I came across a sampler set featuring five of their matchas when browsing the Yunomi website and putting together my most recent order, I jumped at the chance to ..read more
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Garden Glimpses – Azuma Tea Garden
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by KimberleysKyusu
2M ago
The main focus of my blog over the last few years has been to shine a light onto Japanese tea and help as many people as possible gain in depth knowledge of the Japanese tea industry while aiming to support Japanese tea farms / farmers of all sizes. So during this year I’ll be continuing ..read more
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Matcha Monday | Ippodo Tea – Seiun Matcha | Review
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by KimberleysKyusu
2M ago
Ippodo Tea is a family-run Japanese tea company that was founded in 1717, in the heart of Kyoto. More than just a retailer, Ippodo is a multi-faceted tea company that carefully selects, blends and crafts its tea. The name Ippodo, literally means “preserve one.” The name came from Prince Yamashina, who enjoyed Ippodo tea and wanted ..read more
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Women in Tea – Yunomi.Life Sampler Gift Set | Review
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by KimberleysKyusu
3M ago
Yunomi’s founder Ian Chun launched the Women in Tea Collection back in October 2021 in efforts to spotlight and encourage the women who have taken on leading roles in their businesses. They wanted to shine the light on these passionate women, and help connect their customers to some of these inspiring women. While women in the Japanese ..read more
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The Best Japanese Teas To Drink During Autumn & Winter
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by KimberleysKyusu
5M ago
We are well and truly into the autumn season here in the UK and winter is approaching fast, so just like almost every other tea lover out there I have been reaching for my autumn and winter teas. You may think that this is the one time of year I probably step away from Japanese ..read more
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Tasting Session: IteaWorld Oolong Tea Selection (Part 2)*
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by KimberleysKyusu
5M ago
After I had finished all of my session with the tea included in the black tea box, I took a day or so break and then moved on to the Oolong Selection Box. Included in this box was: Tie Guan Yin, Minnan Narcissus, Da Hong Pao, and Feng Huang Dancong. I tried all four over ..read more
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Tasting Session: ITeaWorld Black Tea Selection (Part 1)*
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by KimberleysKyusu
5M ago
Recently I was contacted by the team over at Iteaworld, who asked if I wanted to try out some of their teas. Having seen a lot of my tea friends try out their tea selection boxes and share their opinions, I was keen to try them out for myself and form my own opinions on ..read more
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Kamairicha Comparison – Ft Two Sun Dried Kamairicha’s From Tea Farm Mitocha
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by KimberleysKyusu
6M ago
I recently had the opportunity to try out two separate Kamairicha’s from Mitocha and because I had previously had such fantastic sessions with both, I wanted to conduct a comparison session with them and see how they compared to each other when prepare exactly the same way, and discover just how much the subtle differences ..read more
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Matcha Monday | Chakouan: Ureshino Kamairi Matcha | Review
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by KimberleysKyusu
6M ago
Happy Matcha Monday! Today I want to share with you a unique matcha that I had the opportunity to try recently. The matcha in question is Chakouan’s Ureshino Kamairi Matcha and it uses Kamairi (pan-fired) Tencha that is ground into fine matcha powder with a stone mill. When I was placing my last order with ..read more
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