Tea Review – English Tea Store Gyokuro

It's hard to say what the world's best green tea is. In fact, I'll go one step further and say that it's probably impossible to say what the world's best green tea is. After all, it is a matter of opinion and tastes differ and we all like what we like and so on. But …

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Tea and the Olympics: Track and Field

Track and Field is an extensive Olympic sport, consisting of 47 separate events: 26 running events, 3 walking events, 16 field events, the decathlon (men) and heptathlon (women). They are spread over ten days during this Olympics, but if you are only going to watch one, I would suggest the 11th of August, as all eight …

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Gyokuro Face-off

Gyokuro is a tea that appeals to those tea drinkers who want high quality but also to those who want to go beyond the basics. It is considered the finest of the green teas grown and processed in Japan. Small wonder, then, when a tea gourmand orders a vendor’s version and is very particular about …

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Characteristic as a Result of Stress

Certain teas possess different qualities based on many factors: location of growth, climate, elevation, soil, processing, etc. This is what makes each tea unique, and thus the enjoyment of connoisseurship. Sometimes a tea has a certain attribute due to either induced stress, or natural stress (abiotic stress or biotic stress). The most common of the …

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Cha Cha Cha: Japanese Tea

When it comes to quantity, Japan is not a top producer or consumer of tea, but tea drinking is still an integral part of Japanese culture. One of Japan’s greatest contributions to tea drinking, the Japanese tea ceremony, is renowned the world over. Tea came to Japan by way of China. Tea seeds may have …

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Japanese Green Tea

While tea from China comes in many colors including white, green, brown (oolong) and black, all tea from Japan is green. There are three main types of green tea from Japan. Sencha is the most common tea served as an every day drink in Japan. While there are high-quality Sencha tea leaves that are plucked …

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The Languages of Tea – Japanese

by Adam Yusko Avid tea drinkers and enthusiasts can find a plethora of  information on the Internet related to tea. There are countless tea forums, wiki sites and articles out there, many of which are rather international in their tea-coverage. If you've ever browsed or contributed to some of these forums, you may have seen …

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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

The perfect cup of tea – it’s an elusive creature and one that may not even exist. But if you're willing to settle for a nearly perfect cup of tea, you’d do well to keep these guidelines in mind. Water Quality The ancient Chinese scholar Lu Yu said water from mountain streams is best for …

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Types of Green Tea: Gyokuro

By William I. Lengeman III For serious connoisseurs and students of green tea there are primarily two countries of origin worthy of mention. Though a few other countries produce quality green tea in modest amounts, their output pales next to that of the kings of green - China and Japan. Green tea fans would do …

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