Grandpa Style Brewing Sencha

Grandpa Style Brewing Sencha

Grandpa style brewing is a casual way to drink tea. Simply find a large mug, throw in some leaves, pour in the water, and enjoy. Many tea drinkers use this on-the-go brewing style for Chinese tea. As I primarily drink Japanese greens, I…
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Water: What You Need to Know

Water: What You Need to Know

Have you ever noticed that some people easily get a brilliant shade of green out of their brew, while others struggle to get anything better than a pale yellow? There could be a variety of reasons for this. But what…
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Iced Sencha: Cold Brewing

Iced Sencha: Cold Brewing

Cold Brewing vs Hot Brewing The two most common ways of making iced sencha are hot brewing and cold brewing. Hot brewing has the advantage of being quick, whereas cold brewing requires several hours to be done correctly. However, cold…
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Kirameki: An Asamushi Tea Review

Kirameki: An Asamushi Tea Review

Kirameki is a high quality asamushi sencha. From Tsuen - Japan's oldest teashop - Kirameki is available online through O-Cha.com. Background Kirameki is the name given to this tea when it is released in shincha season. For the rest of…
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Da Hong Pao: A Chinese Tea Review

Da Hong Pao: A Chinese Tea Review

  Background Da Hong Pao is a high quality oolong from the Wuyi mountains. The name literally means Big Red Robe. According to tradition, this is because a Ming dynasty emperor's mother was cured of an illness after drinking this…
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Kaboku Ultra-Premium Sencha Review

Kaboku Ultra-Premium Sencha Review

Kaboku is a high quality asamushi sencha sold by Ippodo. Background of Kaboku This was actually my first time ordering from Ippodo, so a lot of information about their tea and products was new to me. However, Kaboku seems to…
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