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!Continue reading “An Introduction to Japanese Matcha (ft. Momo 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!Continue reading “What Makes East Asian Teas Unique? (ft. ZhenTea, Momo Tea and Soocha Tea) | TEA 101”
While I may not always reach for matcha daily, it is still a lovely treat and transports me back to my time in Japan!Continue reading “Naoki Matcha’s Silver Yame Blend – Ceremonial Grade | Tea Review”
I was feeling nostalgic after my NYC Favourite Tea Places list, so I decided to continue the series! Last year I visited Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Over the next few months, I will outline some of my favorite places! This time will be Japan! Continue reading “My Favourite Tea Places in Japan | Tea Travel”
Back in July, I visited New York City for a short trip! Some of my tea friends were meeting up to do an informal tea tour, so I tag along!
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!
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.
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.