Matcha (抹茶)

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Matcha (抹茶) is one of the most traditional teas in Japan and it has even evolved into a way of life. For the past few years we have seen matcha booming all around the world. The catchy bright green colour, the different ways it can be used, the so much mentioned health benefits, its very […]

Film Screening: Japanese Tea Documentary

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We are happy to say that we will be holding a film screening of the Japanese Tea Documentary together with its producer Makoto Takatsu. Released just this May, the documentary was created to share the outlook of Japanese tea by Japanese tea lovers and professionals.  The event will involve an online film screening and we […]

International Tea Day 2021

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In 2019 The UN designated 21st May as the International Tea Day to bring more attention to the importance of tea and highlight its long history as well as deep cultural and economic significance around the world. The International Tea Day was first observed in 2020 and this year was a second time. To observe […]

Batabatacha (バタバタ茶)

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Originally introduced from China, Batabatacha is the Japanese post-fermented tea that bears the closest similarity to Chinese pu-erh. It is typical to the town of Asahi in Toyama Prefecture, and the city of Itoigawa in Niigata Prefecture. It was also produced in Fukui Prefecture until 1976. Considering that in the Japanese language the onomatopoeic word […]

Japanese Tea Report – April 2021

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Spring tea harvest in Japan has already begun! And this year it is earlier than usual. February and March this year were warmer than normal and tea started sprouting early. Therefore, tea harvesting in most tea growing regions around the country started about a week earlier compared to last year. In Kagoshima tea auction opened […]

Ishizuchi Kurocha (石鎚黒茶)

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History Ishizuchi kurocha is an extremely rare tea. It has been produced in Japan for centuries, but its precise origins, always associated with the same legends about monk Kōbō Daishi and its legacy, remain nebulous and elusive as they fade in the fogs of history. The tea’s production is unique to Ehime Prefecture where it […]