Relaxation with Japanese Green Tea

Relaxation with Japanese Green Tea

The rhythmic motions of preparation, the fresh aroma, the delicately complex taste;  it's no wonder that Japanese green tea can bring on a profoundly peaceful state of mind. When I set out to try Japanese tea for the first time,…
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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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The Zoji Experiment (Part II)

The Zoji Experiment (Part II)

Several months ago, I wrote an article about experimenting with the water temperature on my Zojirushi water dispenser. Here is my long overdue follow up! :D I used the higher 208F for about 3 weeks. I eventually reverted back to…
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The Zoji Experiment

The Zoji Experiment

Since March of 2011, I've been using a water dispenser for brewing. Rather than taking the plunge into the world of dispensers, I decided to tip-toe in with an inexpensive option I found at Wal-Mart. In late December of 2012,…
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