Category: TEA 101

An Introduction to Japanese Matcha (ft. Momo Tea) | TEA 101

Two months ago I restarted my TEA 101 series that I originally began to explore teas more in depth! I enjoyed the Question and Answer format of the last post, so I wanted to do one specifically about Japanese matchas with Momo Tea, a Canada based company!

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What Makes East Asian Teas Unique? (ft. ZhenTea, Momo Tea and Soocha Tea) | TEA 101

Tea is a beverage that has many complexities. Therefore, I wanted to break down one question spanning three countries (China, Japan and Korea) and answer why countries have such different teas! I thought it would be fun to bring some tea friends in to get the conversation going!

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2019 World Tea Expo (Part 2) | Event Recap & Tea 101

Press Pass provided for review

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Last week I posted Part 1 of my World Tea Expo recap where I covered my first 3 days in Las Vegas. This week I will dive into the experimental green tea processing workshop I attended and the rest of my time in Vegas. I thought a fitting cover photo would be a tea I helped with processing!

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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

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

Wazuka Tea Ceremony Demonstration

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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