It would not be a proper lesson on tea without sitting down and discussing the origin of tea. Where is it grown? More importantly where can it grow?
Category: Japanese Tea
Tea 201 – Why Japanese Greens Are Unique
Japanese Tea. Usually this means green tea of some kind but why is it so special?
Japanese Tea Ceremony in Practice
And now….we will take a look at how the Japanese Tea Ceremony progresses.
Japanese Tea Ceremony – Etiquette
Like any aspect of a Japanese Ceremony, every little detail has its own name and importance…let’s look at a guests’ etiquette.
Tea 201 – Chinese vs Japanese Green Teas
In the beginning there was a plant. A green plant. Well…Green tea. Grown in either Japan or China, this plant is harvested the same way but when it comes to the processing, there are differences.
Japanese Tea Ceremony – Utensils
When it comes to a simple Japanese Tea Ceremony, it is anything but simple. Especially when it comes to the utensils.
Tea 201 – What is Matcha?
Whenever I walked into a tea shop, I had always seen the bamboo whisk pictured above but could never figure out what it had to do with tea…apparently it is all in the matcha.
Japanese Tea Ceremony – Sen no Rikkyu
This man shaped what we know today to be the chanoyu, or the Japanese “Way of Tea” and Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Morning Cup #34 – Sen Cha
Today’s cup is a Sen Cha (Sencha) from Sugimoto USA.
Hojicha (Ito En)
Hojicha is such a unique tea. It’s aroma is used by Japanese shop owners to draw people in to browse their wares. It’s used as a wonderfully calming beverage with subtle notes and great tradition. This Hojicha from Ito En doesn’t disappoint.