Making Sense of Sencha

Making sense of Sencha (a style of Japanese green tea) can be a bit tricky for many of us tea drinkers used to Indian, Ceylonian, African, and Chinese teas. Where tea is concerned, Japanese teas seem a world unto themselves. Processing Sencha is the “secret of its success” for the most part. The first Senchas …

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Review — Tiger Wing Calmation

Name: Calmation Brand: Tiger Wing Type: Herbal tisane Form: Paper bagged tea, individually wrapped Review: This is a curious blend, even coming from those crazy folks over at Tiger Wing. They blended green mate, a stimulant herb from South America, with lavender and chamomile, two stalwarts of many a “bedtime” herbal blend. According to Tiger …

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What’s This “Clonal Tea” Stuff Mean?

There’s a mystery floating around in the world of tea, and it’s name is “Clonal.” Well it’s not that mysterious. I just keep seeing the word “clonal” in the name of teas reviewed on review sites, and I’ve even reviewed a couple of “clonal” Darjeeling teas myself. Time for a little exploration. Basically, “clonal” comes …

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