Nio Teas Gyokuro Kukicha
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1w ago
This is my first tea review of 2023. I chose a kukicha made from gyokuro stems because it’s not a tea that I drink often. This is an organic ..read more
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River & Stone Tea Asahi Matcha
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1M ago
River & Stone Tea mills their own matcha in the US. They import the tencha from Uji. I’ve tried freshly milled matcha at the World Tea Expo, but this ..read more
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Swirling the Teapot while Brewing Tea
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1M ago
Swirling a teapot means to move it in a circular motion. In Japan, this is generally not advised. The reason is that your tea may become too bitter. But ..read more
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Begin Japanology – Tea Ceremony (Video)
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1M ago
While I’m not a practitioner of the Japanese tea ceremony, I’ve always found it interesting. This video is an episode from an NHK television program that aired in 2009 ..read more
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If I had an Unlimited Budget for Tea
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2M ago
Recently, the US dollar has appreciated so much against my local currency that imported goods are more than twice as expensive as before. It’s very depressing. But dreaming is ..read more
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The Komakage Tea Cultivar
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2M ago
Komakage (駒影) can be translated as “horse shadow”. There’s very few information about this cultivar online, and I haven’t tasted it yet. However, there’s an interesting reason behind its ..read more
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Flowers + Tea (Book Review)
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2M ago
I’ve been under much stress this week. There are various reasons: problems with the economy that affect me directly, I’m moving to a new office, and a project’s progress ..read more
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Maiko Tea Takumi Gyokuro
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2M ago
Takumi means artisan in Japanese. This isn’t the highest grade gyokuro from Maiko Tea, but it’s up there with the best. There’s little information on the website regarding this ..read more
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The Ooiwase Tea Cultivar
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3M ago
Ooiwase (おおいわせ) is named after the Ōi river in Shizuoka prefecture. Wase (早生) refers to early budding cultivars. This cultivar is meant for sencha production. History of Ooiwase In ..read more
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Japan Spirit and Form: Japanese Tea Bowls (Documentary)
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4M ago
I saw an old NHK documentary, it is the sixth in a series about Japanese art and culture. This one focuses on the tea bowl. It’s not just about ..read more
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