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!
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!
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.
Last week, I started TEA 101, and the goal of the series is to share what I am learning about tea with you! In the first post, I broke down different common green teas in Japan. Now, I want to go into more detail about each one. This week will be about shaded teas!