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 Tea Knowledge
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
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)
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
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
Every kind of tea plant comes from the same Camellia Sinensis plant family. Their differences show in forms of shape, taste, aroma, and 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 … [Read more...] about Yabukita Tea Cultivar (やぶきた)
Sencha and Matcha come from the same plant but have different growing conditions and processing methods, which makes them stand apart. History Green tea has been in Japan for centuries and brought by Eisai in 1191. He brought the tea seeds along with Zen Buddhists' method … [Read more...] about Matcha vs Sencha
For Japanese Sencha green tea, the length of steaming time determines the flavor, aroma, and color of green tea. Different kinds of green tea have specific timed steaming processes. Mostly the period of steaming depends on growing circumstances such as where it was grown and … [Read more...] about Green Tea Steaming Process – Light Steamed (Asamushi) vs Medium Steam (Futsumushi) vs Deep Steam (Fukamushi)