What is Sayama Kaori (さやまかおり)?
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1M ago
What is Sayama Kaori (さやまかおり)? A true tea-lover is always excited to try something new, try something that is going to blow his or her mind the minute the first sip of the tea touches the mouth. Sayama Kaori can have the same effect on people and that is why it is considered to be one of the most high-quality Japanese teas. In this blog, we will learn more about Sayama Kaori and what it tastes like. What is Sayama Kaori? Sayama Kaori is a Japanese tea cultivar that means “fragrance of Sayama” and the fragrance of this cultivar is what distinguishes it from the rest of the cultivars. Sayama ..read more
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Yabukita Tea Cultivar (やぶきた)
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by shizuokatea
2M ago
Yabukita Tea Cultivar (やぶきた) Every kind of tea plant comes from the same Camellia Sinensis plant family. Their differences show in forms of shape, taste, aroma, color, etc. due to the different cultivars being used in the breeding of tea plants. In Japan, Yabukita (やぶきた) is the most famous and commonly used cultivar, comprising 85% of the whole tea production. There are many reasons for using it on a large scale, mainly because of high yielding, frost resistance, and the ability to survive in any location. Yabukita is easy to spot due to its long and straight leaves and not to forget the i ..read more
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What is Kanaya Midori(かなやみどり)?
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by shizuokatea
2M ago
What is Kanaya Midori(かなやみどり)? Japan is famous for abundant things and one such thing is the presence and production of organic Japanese tea. The production of Japanese tea dates as far back as the 1800s and since then, it has been one of the most important things in the life of a tea lover. Over the years, a variety of Japanese teas have come to the surface and one such variety is known as Kanaya Midori. In this blog, we will unleash everything there is to know about Kanaya Midori. What is Kanaya Midori? Kanaya Midori is a tea cultivar that is particularly famous for the manufacture of a ..read more
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Matcha vs Sencha
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by shizuokatea
2M ago
Matcha vs Sencha While the two most popular types of green tea, Sencha and Matcha, come from the same plant known as Camellia Sinensis, they have different growing conditions and processing methods, which makes them stand apart. History Green tea has been in Japan for centuries and was brought by Eisai in 1191. He brought the tea seeds along with the Zen Buddhists’ method of preparing green tea. He planted these seeds in the Kyoto temple and produced the highest quality green tea at that time. It was regarded as a luxury symbol in his time. These green tea leaves are grown in shades to avo ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Bancha Tea
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by shizuokatea
3M ago
Everything You Need to Know About Bancha Tea Bancha is a type of Japanese green tea and is most commonly found after Sencha. It is similar to Sencha in only one way, which is that they share the same plant and differ in every other aspect. Today you will know everything about Bancha tea in detail. Bancha Tea is labeled as “ordinary tea” “tea for the poor” or “everyday tea” because it is the most commonly found tea in Japan due to its low rates and strong taste. Its name originated for many reasons such as older and coarse leaves being used when picking, late harvest, etc. It is harvested ..read more
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Gyokuro vs Kabusecha vs Sencha – What are the differences?
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by shizuokatea
3M ago
Gyokuro vs Kabusecha vs Sencha – What are the differences? What are the differences between Gyokuro, Kabusecha, and Sencha? In this article, we brief the differences between these three types of tea. What is Gyokuro? Gyokuro translates as jewel/jade dew and is named due to the yellowish-green color it shows when brewed. In 1835, Tea merchant Kahei Yamamoto VI was staying with a family who used to cover their tea plants to avoid frosting of leaves. He took those leaves and brewed tea. He discovered this new type of tea accidentally because he actually liked the result of brewed tea. He then ..read more
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Everything You Need To Know About Aracha
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by shizuokatea
4M ago
Everything You Need To Know About Aracha Aracha 荒茶 means “crude tea” or “Unrefined” and translates as “wild tea” in English. Such Japanese green tea is a result of the first processing stage, i.e. steaming, rolling, and drying, which is done right after picking. It includes the whole leaf, blade stems, and fine hair of the tea plant and is a much darker green with a bold flavor. Tea leaves and stems at this stage are unrefined, broken, and uneven in form. Archa is consumed just like this whole and does not need the later refining process which vendors do to make the leaves more refined in ..read more
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Everything you need to know about Yutaka Midori (ゆたかみどり)
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by shizuokatea
5M ago
Everything you need to know about Yutaka Midori (ゆたかみどり) Japanese teas are one of the most prominent teas in the entire world. With its abundant varieties, it has captured the attention of millions of people and has successfully won their hearts. One can say that Japanese tea is certainly a delight for a tea lover. One such variety of Japanese tea is Yutaka Midori which we are going to discuss in this article. Let’s see what Yutaka Midori has in store for us.  What is Yutaka Midori?  Yutaka Midori is a Japanese name meaning “rich green” and its deep green color is one of the reas ..read more
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What is Saemidori (さえみどり)?
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by shizuokatea
6M ago
What is Saemidori (さえみどり)? If you’re a tea lover, you know how a good cup of tea can change your entire mood and relax your mind. Japanese tea has a wide range of varieties, and each one of them is known for its distinct features and taste. One such Japanese tea is known as Saemidori(さえみどり). In this blog, we’ll unleash everything you need to know regarding Saemidori. Let’s see what this little cultivar has in store for us. What is Saemidori? The literal meaning of Saemidori is “clear green” because of the bright green liquor it produces. This cultivar exhibits lower levels of astringency ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know about Tencha (碾茶)
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by shizuokatea
6M ago
Everything You Need to Know about Tencha (碾茶) Have you heard of the Japanese green tea called Tencha? Its name literally means “mortar tea” or “tea for grinding.” “Ten”(碾) translates to “mortar” or “grind,” and cha(茶), as you probably already know, means “tea.” Why was Tencha given this name? It’s simply because it is the whole leaf form of Matcha. It has been processed and dried but not yet ground. So, in turn, Matcha’s name translates to “ground tea.” One of the most popular kinds of green tea worldwide is known as powdered green tea. This means that those who drink it are consuming the ..read more
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