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 […]

Tea Conference in Shizuoka 2019

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Every year Japan Tea Industry Association holds a conference to present the recent research topics on Japanese tea. Every major tea producing prefecture in Japan (such as Shizuoka, Kagoshima, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Mie, etc.) has their research centers and they all work on making improvements on Japanese tea. The yearly conference gives them an opportunity to […]

Kukicha (茎茶)

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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 […]