Berlin Tea Festival 2019

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The past weekend Berlin Tea Festival took place: we had high expectations but the real event surpassed them all! An incredible, warm and wide tea community gathered in Berlin for this beautiful festival. With over 50 exhibitors, active projects and 60 programs, more than 1000 participants attended: a melting pot of tea lovers coming from […]

Different teaware in Japanese tea

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When tea reached Japan, Chinese pottery and teaware were used to prepare and drink tea. It was only in the 15th century with tea master Murata Jukō that Japanese tea wares started to replace Chinese ones and a more rustic – and sometimes rough – style developed in tea ceremony. During the 16th century, when Sen no Rikyu developed […]

Kombucha with Japanese tea

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Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea, whose origins are thought to be in north-eastern China sometime around 200 BC. Rich in probiotics, this drink has recently been seeing a boom in Western world thanks to its alleged good properties; it is made by adding tea with sugar or honey to a symbiotic culture […]