Kukicha

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The world of Japanese tea is wide and deep. By now many people know Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha. Some other teas may not have been in the spotlight but they are also worth some attention. One of them is Kukicha, or stem tea, if translated literary form Japanese. What that means is that Kukicha mostly includes […]

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 […]

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 […]