Category: TEA 101

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

Soochatea Balhyo Cha_spoon

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 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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Comparing Shaded Japanese Green Teas (ft. Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms) | TEA 101

Teas Provided by Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Obubu Tea Green Teas Shaded

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!

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Guide to Common Japanese Green Teas (ft. Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms) | TEA 101

Teas Provided by Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Obubu Tea Common Japanese Green Teas

Since I am living at Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms in Japan, it seemed most fitting to start a series focused on tea: TEA 101! The first post I wanted to write was a guide to common Japanese green teas.

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