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!Continue reading “What Makes East Asian Teas Unique? (ft. ZhenTea, Momo Tea and Soocha Tea) | TEA 101”
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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!
While summer has already come, I still wanted to share this tea from spring because I helped pick the Cherry Blossoms last year when I was an intern at Obubu!
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!
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.
Kyobancha is a green tea that is unique to the Kyoto region. I was fortunate enough able to experience this tea from farm to cup, and I wanted to share it!
For the last two weeks, I have talked about matcha tea ceremonies, matcha tea utensils, and now it is finally time to talk about matcha itself! In this post I want to break down how the tea is made.
Last week, I had a chance to see a tea ceremony and try portions of it out! This week, I thought that it would be interesting follow that post up with the teaware used during the ceremony, as well as give some tips on whisking matcha!
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.
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.