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Annual Hand Picking and Hand Rolling Event in Wazuka | TEA 101

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One fact that many people don’t know is that 99% of all tea is machine harvested in Japan. However, every year, there is a select amount of teas that are hand-picked and rolled at the start of spring. Last year, I had a chance to be a part of it!

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Soocha Tea’s Woojeon, Sejak, Balhyo Cha & Mistletoe| Tea Review & Event Recap

Soochatea Balhyo Cha spoon

Tea provided for review

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I have only tried Korean teas one other time in the past, so, when Soo reached out to me and offered to send me some teas to try, I was ready to share it with my readers as well.

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2018 Canadian Coffee & Tea Show & Iced Tea Recipe | Event Recap & Tea Recipe

Canadian Coffee and Tea Show Lemon Lily

Tea provided for post & free entry to the event

Canadian Coffee and Tea Show Lemon Lily

Last week was the Canadian Coffee & Tea show and I wanted to bring everyone along with me! While I was there, I also took part in an iced tea workshop which inspired me to create my own recipe! Let’s go!

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Tea Shops & Tea Ceremony in Kyoto | Shop Review

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While in Japan, one thing I really wanted to do was to visit some tea shops, as well as, see a tea ceremony in Kyoto! Last weekend, I had a free day, so I decided to go on a tea adventure!

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Nodate Tea Ceremony in Wazuka (Matcha Pt. 1) | TEA 101

Wazuka Tea Ceremony Demonstration Outside

As part of my trip to Japan, one thing I wanted to experience was a tea ceremony! Luck would have it that last Sunday in Wazuka, the town Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms is located in, had one! This will actually be part one of my three part mini-series on matcha.

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Comparing Seasonal Sencha Green Teas (ft. Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms) | TEA 101

Teas Provided by Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Obubu Tea Green Teas Unshaded

Last week, I wrote about shaded (Kabuse) green teas and I said that I would talk about unshaded (Roji) teas this week. However, I realized that it actually might be more useful to talk about harvesting seasons and why they are important, purely because most plants around the world are left unshaded in order to receive optimal sunlight.

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