Our Ceremonial and Everyday Matcha

Matcha is a powdered Green tea which today is most commonly found and produced in Japan. Powdered Green tea was first brought to Japan from China in the twelfth-century by Zen monks who were studying Chan Buddhism in China. The tea plants used to produce Matcha are shaded for three weeks, 21 days, before they…

Loose Leaf VS Tea Bag

The method of consumption of tea has changed many times throughout history. When tea leaves were first starting to be infused with water in China, the leaves were packed into cakes with a multitude of other things like ginger to add different flavor and add to the numerous health benefits that tea has all alone….

Japanese Green Teas

Japanese Green Teas Brief: Japan is known for its steaming method of fixing Green tea leaves.  Therefore, most of Japan’s Green teas are steam fixed in order to stop the oxidation of the leaves after picking.  The steaming of the leaves  is for rather short periods of time.  There are few different methods of steaming, but none of them usually last…

Tea!?

There has been a lot of confusion around the word ‘tea’ with the increasing popularity of the beverage worldwide.  Today, large and small corporations alike try to muddle the word ‘tea’ by labeling a variety of steeped beverages under the word.  However, tea in the true sense comes from the Camellia Sinensis.  The Camellia Sinensis is…