Review — Japanese Sencha Tea

The Subject: Japanese Sencha Tea from The English Tea Store. Water temperature: 180° F Steeping time: 3 minutes Tea type: Green Scents, flavorings, etc.: N/A Aroma, dry: Pleasant grassiness, a hint of spinach Aroma in the cup, plain: Mild, grassy Taste, plain: Mild, grassy, no bitterness or spinach taste Aroma in the cup, enhanced: N/A …

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Celebrate Spring with Kyoto Cherry Rose Tea

The Vernal Equinox is almost upon us – and that means Spring is finally here.The long-awaited coming of Spring is a time of excitement known the world over, as trees and flowers bloom and the world wakes up from the somber sleep of Winter. This blossoming of the natural world has long been reason for …

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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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Matcha: The Heart of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

In 1168, a Buddhist priest named Myōan Eisai became disillusioned with the state of Buddhism in his homeland, modern-day Okayama, Japan, and set out in search of Mt. Tiantai, China, which was the birthplace of his religious sect. It would be the first of two visits that Eisai would make to Mt. Tiantai, and when …

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