Sencha vs Kukicha

While these two types of Japanese green tea have a different appearance, their other attributes are somewhat similar. Green tea production inevitably results in a considerable amount of excess...

The Yamakai Tea Cultivar

Yamakai (やまかい、山峡) means “ravine”. The name of this cultivar comes from the fact that it has a color similar to mountain tea. It’s suitable for sencha, kabusecha and gyokuro....

Tezumi Takamura Kamairicha

It’s been years since I’ve tasted a kamairicha. This type of Japanese tea is uncommon. Thanks to Tezumi I’ll review this one from Kumamoto prefecture, one of the two...

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The Komakage Tea Cultivar

Komakage (駒影) can be translated as “horse shadow”. There’s very few information about this cultivar online, and I haven’t tasted it yet. However, there’s an interesting reason behind its...

Maiko Tea Takumi Gyokuro

Takumi means artisan in Japanese. This isn’t the highest grade gyokuro from Maiko Tea, but it’s up there with the best. There’s little information on the website regarding this...

Flowers + Tea (Book Review)

I’ve been under much stress this week. There are various reasons: problems with the economy that affect me directly, I’m moving to a new office, and a project’s progress...

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