What is so special about the Japanese tea pot kyusu?

Japanese tea is best brewed in a special tea pot – a kyusu. Ricardo Caicedo from tea blog My Japanese Green Tea is an avid user. “Part of the reason is tradition, but it also takes into account Japanese water volumes used.” How do you make your tea at home?I usually brew in a kyusu teapot, and drink

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The importance of water for a good cup of coffee

Water is extremely important for tea and the lower the tds in water, the better a cup of tea tastes. But how about coffee? Is water as important for coffee as it is for tea? We asked Bjorn Aarts, coffee expert and owner of his own coffee-roasting factory. “Water is

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The importance of low TDS in water for tea

Tea consists for 99 percent of water and water contains a lot of dissolved solids: organic and inorganic. Organic solids stem from everything that lives like animals and plants; inorganic solids can be found in particles that don’t live like sand and stone. The more dissolved solids in water, the

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The history of tea

Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century,

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