Ice Brew Tea – Kōridashi 氷出し

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During the hot summer months in Japan it is common to drink cold brew tea. In an earlier article we spoke about “mizudashi“, that is the cold brew of tea. This time, we would like to talk about another incredibly refreshing way of having tea in the hot weather – kōridashi 氷出し! Why do we […]

Nagasaki Ikedoki Tea – a bright new project on the Japanese tea scene

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Nagasaki Ikedoki Tea is a new tea project, aiming to inspire tea lovers and travellers who want to gain a better understanding about how tea is grown and processed in Japan. The opportunity to visit tea fields, a tea factory and taste different local teas in Japan is still quite limited for English speakers as […]

Chakabuki Season

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Winter time is the training time for the Japanese Tea Professionals Competition. The competition is based on sensory evaluation of tea. The participants have to identify tea harvesting season from dry tea appearance; tea cultivar from wet tea leaves and the brew, tea kind and producing region from dry tea leaves, etc. The competition also […]