Senchado (煎茶道)

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Tea ceremonies are a part of the Japanese culture, where the host and guests come together in a tea room to participate a performance of the traditional ritual. Many are familiar with Sado, the tea ceremony that involves Matcha. The other tea ceremony, Senchado, that involved Sencha, is much rarer; and unlike Sado, that has […]

Kyobancha (京番茶)

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March is the month when winter sets off and tea plants are pruned to be prepared for the incoming spring. The big leaves that came all this way through winter, are the very last leaves of the year. Because very coarse, in some regions are just cut off and used as fertiliser. Nevertheless, in some places […]