Great Tea Masters : Sen Rikyu

The Way of Tea is naught but this: first you boil water, then you make the tea and drink it. -Sen Rikyu I have to admit that there aren't too many big names from tea history that I can name. Some of the best known are probably Sir Thomas Lipton and Thomas Twining, those great …

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Some History of Tea in Japan

In an article I recently wrote on tea drinking in the American colonies and the early United States I mentioned that a significant quantity of Japanese green tea was exported here during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Which led me to think that it might be interesting to look at Japanese tea history …

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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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