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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‘Single cultivar sencha is the future of Japanese tea’

In November last year we interviewed Ricardo Caicedo about his interesting tea blog My Japanese Green Tea. Being a certified tea advisor from the Nihoncha Instructor Association, Ricardo is an expert on Japanese tea. His goal is to spread the word about Japanese tea. What do you think the trend

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The story of Eastern Beauty: The Bug-bitten tea

Dongfang Meiren (“Oriental” or “Eastern Beauty”), Bail Hao Oolong (“White Tip Oolong”) or Pengfeng Cha (“Braggart’s tea”) these are all names referring to a prestigious high quality Oolong tea hailing from Taiwan. But what exactly is Eastern Beauty, and why is it held in such high regard? The story goes

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Green Tea: Don’t Believe the Hype

With societies all around the world slowly moving towards more healthier ways of living, and an ever-increasing awareness of what we put in our bodies, the quest to uncover the health benefits in tea has flourished in recent years. Green tea in particular is held in high regard when it

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The Evolution of the tea caddy

A tea caddy, a container in which tea is kept, is the staple of many kitchens throughout the world to this day. Even though in modern times many of these containers are simple in design and primarily help us keep our tea organized, the caddy has held quite some significance

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