Tsurujirushi: A Gyokuro Tea Review

Tsurujirushi: A Gyokuro Tea Review

Every once in a while I come across something that can only be described as special. Today, that something comes in the form of Tsurujirushi: a gyokuro from Uji, Japan. Packaged in 50 gram quantities, Tsurujirushi is sold by O-Cha.com. Background…
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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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Yutaka Midori: Sencha Tea Review

Yutaka Midori: Sencha Tea Review

Yutaka Midori is a fukamushi sencha offered by O-Cha.com. Often referred to as YM, this deep steamed delight comes from Kagoshima, Japan. Background on Yutaka Midori Along with Miyabi, YM is a perennial favourite of mine. The grassy, aromatic flavour…
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Aoi: A Sencha Tea Review and Guide

Aoi: A Sencha Tea Review and Guide

The brewing instructions from the vendor suggest using a cooler temperature. Going down this route, I couldn't get the flavour I was looking for. Increasing the temperature to 77C brought out more of the flavour, and less bitterness. To further…
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Miyabi: A Sencha Tea Review

Miyabi: A Sencha Tea Review

Miyabi has long been one of my perennial favourites. Offered by O-Cha.com, Miyabi was one of the first tea products I had ordered from the internet. All these years later, this sencha still remains a classy Japanese green tea. Background…
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Miyazaki Sencha: Tea Review

Miyazaki Sencha: Tea Review

Recently I tried the Miyazaki Organic Asamushi Sencha from O-Cha.com. Miyazaki is a lightly steamed sencha from the Kyushu region of Japan. It is an inexpensive tea, and as its full name implies, it's also organic. Initial Thoughts on Miyazaki…
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