By A.C. Cargill
Recently, I revisited some teas from Japan that I had tried previously and had reacted to with less than a positive and enthusiastic manner. The results were a revelation.
Part of learning and growing is re-trying something you tried years (or maybe even only months, weeks, or days) ago all over again to see [...]
By William I. Lengeman III
Japanese green tea - if you wanted to distill that phrase down to its very essence you could just say Japanese tea. For when it comes to tea production and consumption in Japan it’s safe to say that green tea is by far and above the overwhelming favorite.
Not that black tea [...]
By A.C. Cargill
The Subject: Japanese Sencha Kyoto Cherry Tea from The English Tea Store.
Water temperature: 180° F
Steeping time: 3 minutes
Tea type: Green (Japanese)
Scents, flavorings, etc.: Cherry
Aroma, dry: Strong cherry
Aroma in the cup, plain: Cherry with slight grassy
Taste, plain: Cherry and slightly grassy
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: N/A
Taste, enhanced: N/A
2nd Infusion: Lighter color, cherry taste much [...]
Temps are still unseasonably high, so we again made sure we tried some of this chilled as well as hot. This time, though, we only chilled it for 2 hours, not overnight. Tea cooled this way tends to be a bit cloudy, but still tastes great.
by Stephanie Harkins
Of the many different types of green teas available, Sencha Green Tea is one of the most popular, due to its good taste and affordability. Sencha, known also as Futsu mushi Sencha, is a higher grade of green tea than Bancha. It is harvested from the same tree as Bancha grade, but [...]
By Stephanie Harkins
Not many people are familiar with the different types of tea available, let alone the different grades of tea, however, I would like to introduce you to a very special Japanese tea called ‘Bancha’, or what the Japanese would call common, everyday ‘tea’.
Strangely, Bancha is a low grade of green tea. While [...]