Chiran Asatsuyu: A Sencha Review

Chiran Asatsuyu: A Sencha Review

Chiran Asatsuyu is an inexpensive sencha sold by O-Cha.com. Named after the town from which it originates, this Japanese green tea is grown in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Background Sharing the name Chiran with another sencha selection may lead you to believe that these…
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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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Kyou Mukashi: A Matcha Review

Kyou Mukashi: A Matcha Review

Background Kyou Mukashi is an inexpensive matcha sold by O-Cha.com. Grown in Uji, it is the thin type of matcha known as usucha. According to the description from the vendor, the name means, "Old Capitol". Kyou Mukashi comes in a red, resealable…
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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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