Many of our tea from ShizuokaTea.com and KagoshimaTea.com are Certified Organic, but I wanted to write an article specifically on this topic as readers like you may be interested in learning about them. Why is there a seemingly endless supply of food and drink available in our … [Read more...] about Pesticides and 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
Sencha is widely grown, steam processed, and sold in Japan. It comes from the same plant as other green tea types, Camellia Sinensis. However, based on the growing method and later processing, it stands out with its astringent taste and dark color. Sencha is further divided into … [Read more...] about Comparing Fukamushi Sencha with other Sencha
Covering culture or shading of tea plants has been in use since the early ages, and it was developed to save the tea leaves from frost. In modern days, farmers use the covering or shading process to achieve certain characteristics in tea for a specific period. The covering … [Read more...] about Covering Process of Japanese Tea Plants
Tea has been a staple drink in Japan, be it for cultural or health aspects for the Japanese. While tea originated in China, its importation in Japan played a major role in its cultural heritage even up today. At present, Japan is highly renowned for producing high-quality tea … [Read more...] about Shizuoka Tea vs Kagoshima Tea vs Uji Tea
Japan is famous for green tea as its 99% of tea production compromises green tea. Recently, Japan is also getting into other tea styles, such as black, oolong, and more, but the production stays at 1 % and still a rarity. Benifukki cultivar is mainly famous for black tea; … [Read more...] about What is Benifuki (べにふうき)
Yutaka Midori ゆたかみどり means abundant green, is a Japanese green tea cultivar that ranks second after Yabukita in terms of cultivation land and popularity. It is mostly found in Kagoshima Prefecture, with a 30% cultivated area used for most of the green tea variety. This cultivar … [Read more...] about What is Yutaka Midori (ゆたかみどり)
Chiran Sencha refers to a Sencha plant grown in the Chiran region of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. It is a high-grade tea cultivated using the highest rated cultivars such as Yabukita, Yutakamidori, and Asatsuyu. Chiran Sencha Tea is easy to brew and has a rich and complex flavor, … [Read more...] about What is Chiran Sencha (知覧煎茶)
Konacha 粉茶 means powder tea or bud tea, a kind of Japanese green tea made up of tea buds, dust, and small leaves that were left behind during the processing of Sencha and Gyokuro. Although. It is named powdered tea, but it is not finely grounded into a powder form like Matcha; … [Read more...] about What is Konacha (粉茶)