Obsidian Bowl

This is a product from a Kickstarter campaign by Sanko Matcha Products. It’s a matcha bowl that has been specifically designed to improve whisking. They call it “one-dimensional matcha...

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Podcast 055: Tea Vendor

I’ve known Salvador Sosa for many years. We finally managed to record this podcast, where we talk about Tea Vendor. Perhaps you know this tea company by its previous...

Houjicha Syrup

I’ve made matcha syrup before, but I had never seen a houjicha syrup until recently. I stumbled upon a Japanese video about it and decided to try it myself....

The Harunonagori Tea Cultivar

Harunonagori (はるのなごり) is a late budding cultivar that can be used for sencha and oolong production. The name can be literally translated as the sorrow of the passing of...

Tea Friends

It’s easy to find tea lovers in Asia, but the task is much harder in most of the West. Specialty tea isn’t mainstream. Where I live is even worse,...

The Haruto 34 Tea Cultivar

Haruto 34 (はると34) is a very early budding cultivar with a good taste and aroma. The name comes from the Chinese characters 春翔, meaning spring and soar. Hence the...

Gyokuro Rice

I saw a video about cooking rice in gyokuro instead of water, and decided to give it a try. As you know, gyokuro is rather expensive. So I just...

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