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 Meidum Steam (Futsumushi) vs Deep Steam (Fukamushi)
Tea leaves after being plucked from the plant are sent for processing. The processing involves a bunch of methods through which tea leaves are transformed into dried and preserved leaves for later brewing. The tea from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis are differentiated based on … [Read more...] about Steaming vs fermenting vs Roasting for Japanese tea
What is 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, Tea … [Read more...] about Gyokuro vs Kabusecha vs Sencha – What are the differences?
ShizuokaTea.com, KagoshimaTea.com, and GreenTeaMerchant were founded by Kent Rhoads. We always honor Kent’s spirit of providing high-quality tea and customer service, and our commitment is to always retain the same level of service to all the customers. Our first blog post … [Read more...] about In memory of Kent Rhoads (09/03/1952-01/25/2020)