Sencha (煎茶)

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In our previous articles on Japanese tea kinds, we often talked about seasonal types of tea and even teas that are considered more rare in Japan. This time we are going to write about quite the opposite: the most common and widespread tea produced (and still consumed) in Japan – sencha! Let’s see more in […]

2020 in Review

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We are almost at the door to 2021. So it is just right to look back at 2020 – the year that no one could have predicted, one last time before we close the door shut behind. Celebrating the one-year anniversary of our association at the end of January 2020, we were hopeful and excited […]

Obukucha (大福茶)

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Have you heard of Obukucha – the special tea that people in Japan drink around the new year? The name Obukucha (大福茶), translated from Japanese means good fortune tea. It is usually drunk on the first days of the new year to bring good luck and good health for the coming year. The tradition was […]

Post-Fermented Japanese Tea

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Introduction Just like China with its pu-erh, Japan has its post-fermented tea too. However, Japanese post-fermented teas are produced only in small quantities and are very geographically specific! Most of these teas are produced in small rural villages, where this very particular tradition is being kept alive by a few people, usually of the older […]

Victoria Tea Fest Revival 2020

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Organised by The International Tea Appreciation Society, on 23d and 24th of November the Victoria Tea Fest Revival 2020 took place online! An extended Tea Symposium program was streamed live for 24 hours (!!!), with many different guests from around the world. Many of the talks caught our attention, but among them of course we […]