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…

Herbal Nettle: Why you NEED it for Allergy Season and More

Herbal Nettle Stinging Nettle has been used by humanity for its abundance in nutrients and plethora of benefits that it offers to our bodies when consumed.  Our favorite way of getting our daily dose of Nettle is, of course, by steeping ourselves some Herbal Nettle tea.  Our Herbal Nettle is 100% Nettle leaf, to ensure…

Royal Honey Oolong

Our Royal Honey Oolong is a Taiwanese oolong that is honey sweet and uniquely crafted. As the tea leaves grow, green leafhoppers are allowed to bite the tea leaves which causes the leaves to begin their healing process. This healing process produces sweet honey like flavors in the finished tea with no astringency (bitterness). The…

Matcha Tea Video Series

Welcome to the Matcha Series! We hope you enjoy entering the world of Matcha and learning all of the amazing histories and benefits Matcha has.  Enjoy!  

Japanese Green Tea Types: An in Depth Look

In this in depth lesson on Japanese Green Tea I cover the processing, flavors, liquor colors, and production of the different Japanese green tea types, Sencha, Kabusecha, Gyokuro, Tencha, Matcha, Bancha, and Kukicha with examples from Teas New Jersey. Visit our site: teasnewjersey.com Check out my video on the Differences between Chinese and Japanese Green…

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…

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 a few different methods of steaming, but none of them usually…