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 … [Read more...] about Yabukita Tea Cultivar (やぶきた)
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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 … [Read more...] about Matcha vs Sencha
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 … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About Bancha Tea
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, … [Read more...] about Gyokuro vs Kabusecha vs Sencha – What are the differences?
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 … [Read more...] about Everything You Need To Know About Aracha
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 … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Yutaka Midori (ゆたかみどり)
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 … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know about Tencha (碾茶)
If you need something aromatic, Shizu-7132 should be your choice. One of the widely cultivated organic Japanese teas is Shizu-7132, and people love the perfect balance of sweetness and the aromatic fragrance of this cultivar. However, there are a lot of facts about Shizu-7132 … [Read more...] about What is Shizu-7132 Cultivar?
If you want to fill your home with a grassy aroma, the Asatsuyu cultivar is the Japanese green tea you should go with. We have talked about lots of cultivars on our blog, and it wouldn't be justifiable to Asatsuyu cultivar if we didn't talk about it. In this blog, we are going to … [Read more...] about What is Asatsuyu Cultivar?
A lot of Japanese teas are currently taking over the world, and one of them is the Tsuyuhikari cultivar. Tsuyuhikari cultivar has a large number of amazing health benefits, but the main distinguishing feature is its taste. Proceed below to know all about the Tsuyuhikari cultivar … [Read more...] about What is Tsuyuhikari (御前崎茶-つゆひかり) cultivar?
In general, each cultivar has a different taste and aroma that distinguish them from one another. Some of them even have the most exotic taste that can leave all the other teas behind, and one such cultivar is the Asanoka cultivar. It is one of the highest quality Japanese teas, … [Read more...] about What is Asanoka Cultivar? (あさのか)
In Japan, you can find a wide variety of teas ready to get devoured. The taste of all these varieties is something that you haven't tasted before. One of the best versions of organic Japanese tea is the Shizuoka Zairai #16 cultivar. In this article, we are going to unleash … [Read more...] about What is Shizuoka Zairai #16 cultivar? (静岡在来)
Green teas are often made from leaves, but these three green teas are made from stems of green tea plants. Because of this, they are called stem green teas. Green tea is one of the most popular drinks globally because of its health benefits and since we wanted a sweeter taste … [Read more...] about The differences between Kukicha, Kariganecha, and Shiraore
Fukamushi Cha literally means “deep-steamed (fukamushi) tea (cha).” Fans of it favor its bolder, richer, and sweeter taste. This unique flavor is brought forth by steaming freshly harvested young tea leaves for about twice as long as the usual green tea steaming process before … [Read more...] about What is Fukamushi Cha?
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
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
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
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?
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