The world has become a global village, and you can find local flavors around the world. Exporters and importers consider various factors to make this possible. It includes proper quality checks throughout the manufacturing and labeling process and obtaining certification … [Read more...] about How to Import Organic Japanese Tea to EU countries
Tea is consumed widely globally, especially in the Middle East and Asia. Compared to the more common usage of black tea and coffee in Europe, people in Asia and the Middle East are more inclined towards green tea and herbal teas. With the increasing varieties of tea leaves … [Read more...] about How USDA JONA Certification Works for Tea
What is Japanese Green Tea? Japanese tea is renowned for its high-quality and unique flavour profiles. Studies show that 72.3% of people in Japan drink green tea daily, with 89.6% of people drinking green tea more than once a week. This makes it one of the most consumed … [Read more...] about How to Source Organic Green Tea from Japan
While considering "Japanese tea," what are the regions that come to your mind? Most of us think of Uji and Shizouka; hence today, we will focus on the largest production of the southernmost prefecture of Japanese green tea; Kagoshima. Japan has been a stellar cultivator in tea … [Read more...] about Kagoshima Tea and How Volcanic Soil is Good For Tea
Kabusecha is a combined word for cover (kabuseru), and tea (cha), meaning covered tea. This type of green tea is a higher quality version of Sencha. Kabusecha has a mild astringent grass flavor but with a rich green tea and a little sweet taste. Let’s learn more about this … [Read more...] about What is Kabusecha (かぶせ茶)
We would love to try many Japanese green teas, and now, let's know about a high-grade and sought-after Japanese green tea called Gyokuro! Gyokuro (玉露) in English is jade dew or jewel dew. Its color is darker than sencha. This tea leaf releases rich green color when infused. It … [Read more...] about What is Gyokuro? (玉露)
Hojicha (ほうじ茶) refers to any roasted Japanese green tea, which means there are various types and grades of Hojicha, depending on what tea—or part of tea leaf—was chosen to toast. It is distinctive from other Japanese green teas because it is roasted in a porcelain pot over … [Read more...] about Difference between Hojicha (ほうじ茶) and Chinese Tea
Sencha is the most popular and commonly found green tea in Japan. It is labeled as steeped tea because it is prepared by infusing the whole processed tea leaves in hot water. In Japan, Sencha is responsible for 60% of tea production, and only a small percentage is exported. It is … [Read more...] about What is Sencha and what tea is considered Sencha
Whenever you enter into any transaction, you would want to have proof of it. The same thing goes with delivering something from one place to another. In the world of importing, think of the carrier as the delivery guy, and of course, you would not just entrust him the bulk of … [Read more...] about Waybill for Tea Importation and how does it work
Tea has been a popular drink all over the world. One of the more significant markets would be the United States and Europe. Let us show you how Japanese Tea Customs Duty works, either if you want to import as a seller or you just want to have the first hand of your Japanese tea … [Read more...] about How Importing Japanese Tea Customs Duty Works
While serving tea after meals is usually a Japanese custom, there are cafes and non-Japanese restaurants out there that also serve Japanese teas. In fact, starting 1990s, the tea business in America is already blooming, with billions of dollars that are at stake. The Washington … [Read more...] about Serving Japanese Tea in Cafes and other Restaurant
Sencha is the most popular and commonly found green tea variety in Japan. Unlike high-grade shade-grown teas, it is grown under direct sunlight. However, some farmers give Sencha plant shade for a specific day to get the desired taste and this variety of Sencha is known as … [Read more...] about Genmaicha vs. Sencha
Serving tea in Japan, especially during tea ceremonies, has been metaphorical as it shows the relationship between the host or the server and the one being served, usually the guests, as a sign of hospitality, or what is called in Japanese as omotenashi. This long-time tradition … [Read more...] about How To Make The Most of Your Japanese Dining Experience in Serving Tea
What is terrace farming? People around the world have come up with suitable methods for each kind of farming because, as you know, traditional methods do not work in hilly areas where rice and tea are harvested. Farmers have introduced terrace farming methods for the land that … [Read more...] about Why is Terraced Land used for Tea Production?
Anything that is traded and retailed in the market, most especially globally, needs certification. Japan, known to produce quality teas, is the common target of tea distributors around the world. Some would distribute JAS-certified teas as is, or some would buy in bulk and … [Read more...] about How do I legally resell JAS Organic Certified Tea?
Tea, along with coffee, has become a part of office routines to the point that many offices set up a separate tea room where one can go and have a cup of tea any time of the day. While coffee gives an instant boost, but too much caffeine is not good for health. Therefore, tea … [Read more...] about Why is tea good for office subscriptions?
Sencha is the most commonly found and largely produced green tea in Japan. It is grown in full sunlight and harvested in late spring. Due to being exposed to sunlight, its leaves are dark green with a grassy aroma and astringency flavoured. Although, most people like it just … [Read more...] about 10 ways to sweeten Sencha Green Tea
Matcha is distinctive powdered green tea made by fine grinding tea leaves using a stone or ball mill. It is quite popular due to its rich sweet flavor and vibrant green color, which makes it stand out among other types and liked by everyone. Matcha is pricier than other green … [Read more...] about What is Matcha (抹茶)
The complicated world of tea is complicated! Thankfully, however, as tea lovers, it's ultimately to our benefit. In fact, it seems hard to imagine that anything is more complicated than the plethora of teas available at our fingertips in our local grocery store right here, … [Read more...] about What is Ichibancha? (一番茶)
One of the most unique and creative journeys in business is found in marketing. In the world of business, marketing has a flair that few other areas do. Often attracting creative personalities and those with a passion to bring a product and/or service “alive”, it's hard to … [Read more...] about Tea Importing and Marketing