What is Ceremonial Matcha?

What is Ceremonial Matcha, and Why does it Matter? Matcha, in broad terms, in simply powdered green tea.  Most matcha, the best of matcha, comes from Japan.  Japan has been producing matcha for centuries, ever since it was brought over from China by Japanese Buddhist monks who spent time studying and living in China. Though…

Do You KNOW Black Tea!?

Black Tea Brief History: What we call Black Tea in the West was first referred to as Red Tea in China.  Black Tea is also often mistakenly referred to as “fully oxidized” tea.  However, Black Tea is not one-hundred percent oxidized but around ninety percent oxidized. (Tea Oxidation Guide) Picking and Processing: Black Tea is…