The Story Of Hojicha – Japanese Roasted Green Tea

Japan is known for its prowess when it comes to green tea, in particular the brightly colored and powdery Matcha and the exceedingly popular infused taste of Sencha. Yet there is another green tea that originated in Japan that is oftentimes overlooked and now rising in popularity: the nutty, toasty and sweet tasting Hojicha tea.

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The Story of Bancha Tea

When we think of Japanese tea culture we often think of high quality green tea in the form of Sencha, Matcha or for the connoisseur, even Gyokuru. However, before Sencha became the most popular tea in Japan during the Edo period in the 18th century, everyone in Japan was drinking

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Ceylon tea industry facing multiple challenges

With the Srilankan government’s decision to completely stop the import of chemicals for agriculture including the fertiliser, the tea industry is facing a huge challenge. “But we take this as a positive thing and we are planning to go for 100% organic in another one or two years’ time at

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Tea around the world: West-African “Ataya”

When we think of tea ceremonies our mind usually wanders to very formal, regimented, rituals like the ones witnessed in Japan, in which every aspect, every movement seems to have a specific symbolic purpose. However, this certainly isn’t true for all tea ceremonies around the world. The West-African tea ceremony,

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