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
Tea is among the most preferred drinks around the world, and quality tea specifically is always in demand. Among other factors, tea packaging also plays a vital role in selling tea across countries. Product packaging is a crucial part of marketing and logistics as it influences … [Read more...] about How to Decide on your Tea Packages?
You have helped us select the package design of our Kagoshima Matcha tea. Thank you very much for participating in the contest and for all your help and input. This post is about the result of the contest. What the Contest Was As we are working hard to add a more … [Read more...] about Matcha Package Design Contest Result
Kariganecha is a tea made from stalks of Gyokuro and sometimes other blends. This term is mainly used in Kyoto province but also outside to make it different from Kukicha. People love stalk tea because it also has healthy nutrients, rich umami flavor, sweetness, and an appetizing … [Read more...] about Kariganecha vs. Kukicha
5 Essential Storage Rules for Matcha and Japanese Green Tea Matcha, an ancient Japanese green tea, has become widespread due to its countless health benefits, antioxidant properties, and similar-to-coffee caffeine content. Before you run to the store and stock … [Read more...] about What is the Best Way to Store Your Matcha & Japanese Green Tea?
Nara Medical University (奈良県立医科大学, Nara Kenritsu Ika Daigaku) reported on November 27th, 2020 that their research confirms that green tea sold in the market can kill or make the virus harmless in their study. The research is the first stage of the study, and … [Read more...] about Japanese University Confirms Tea Kills COVID19
The Japanese are known to take care of their health by eating and drinking what is healthy for them, taking into account the quality and freshness of their food. Around the 1960s, many in Japan raised food safety concerns about pollution-related illnesses because of the boost of … [Read more...] about How Organic Certification of Japanese Tea Works – JAS, USDA, and EU Certification
Tea is one of the world’s most fascinating beverages and its consumers can range from tea masters practicing the art of Gong Fu Cha to teenagers slurping down fruit flavored Bubble Tea with mouths full of boba. Bubble tea has been growing in popularity ever since it was … [Read more...] about How to Add Bubble Tea to Your Menu