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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What is Shincha?

What is Shincha?

Spring is an exciting time in the world of Japanese green tea- it's when shincha is harvested. Shincha is the very first picking of the sencha harvest. The name (新茶) literally means new tea. When is Shincha Season Depending on…
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Oku Hikari: An Organic Sencha Review

Oku Hikari: An Organic Sencha Review

Oku Hikari is an organic sencha from the Shizuoka prefecture in Japan. This mid/deep steamed tea is offered by O-Cha.com. Background Oku Hikari can be described in one word: fun. With aromas similar to Yutaka Midori and playful tones of…
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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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