Japanese University Confirms Tea Kills COVID19

Japanese University Confirms Tea Kills COVID19

November 28, 2020

Nara Medical University (奈良県立医科大学, Nara Kenritsu Ika Daigaku) reported on November 27th, 2020 that their research confirms that green tea sold in the market can kill or make the virus harmless in their study. 

The research is the first stage of the study, and they have not tested with the human body yet; however, adding COVID virus in green tea for one minute reduced their Infectious by 99%. Click here to read more.

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17 Tea Blogs that Would take your Tea Experience to the New Level

17 Tea Blogs that Would take your Tea Experience to the New Level

November 25, 2020

There are so many sites out there that talks about tea but let me tell you straight the 17 most useful and captivating tea blogs that would surely make you time worthy to read into.

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Everything you need to know about 2nd infusion

Everything you need to know about 2nd infusion

November 22, 2020

Did you know that the same green tea leaves can be steeped for more than one time? You'll know a lot of interesting facts on how you will get a flavor that best suits you.

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What is Tokoname Japanese Teapot? 🍵 Yunomi Kyusu made of cray to enhance the taste of Japanese green tea

What is Tokoname Japanese Teapot? 🍵 Yunomi Kyusu made of cray to enhance the taste of Japanese green tea

November 17, 2020

Kei answers questions from an interviewer at the International Virtual Tea Festival 2020. Here are questions Kei answers in the video: 1. Could you please tell me more about the tokoname teapot? 2. Does the handle of the teapot gets hot? 3. Does the cray retain the heat well? 4. Is it bad to leave tea in a teapot for long? - the answer is yes, but Kei explains in the video about the exception which is cold-brewing.

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What is Matcha? 🍵 Japanese Matcha Explained Simply -Question Asked During International Tea Festival

What is Matcha? 🍵 Japanese Matcha Explained Simply -Question Asked During International Tea Festival

November 17, 2020

In this video, Kei Nishida, CEO of Japanese Green Tea Co., explains what matcha is. Kei answers questions from an interviewer at the International Virtual Tea Festival 2020.

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9 Most Popular Japanese Tea Types - Which tea is good for me?

9 Most Popular Japanese Tea Types - Which tea is good for me?

November 14, 2020

There are different types of Japanese tea available at Japanese green tea company.

Which tea is good for me? 

This video will explain briefly about 9 of the popular tea types.

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Chinese Puerh Tea vs Japanese Puerh Tea

Chinese Puerh Tea vs Japanese Puerh Tea

November 09, 2020

Tea is unique in many ways. This uniqueness is not limited to brand name nor is it limited to flavors, smells, colors, and cultivars. In fact, the more we invest in tea, the more we learn about its properties, effects and ultimately what we can get from it.

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How are specialty tea different from tea sold for masses?

How are specialty tea different from tea sold for masses?

October 17, 2020

Teas are available in different forms with a wide price range and methods of consumption. Some teas have more aroma than the others, or you might find some teas easier to steep than the others. With this in mind, it is better to find the differences between specialty teas and those tea bags sold for masses.

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Is Green Tea Addictive?

Is Green Tea Addictive?

October 12, 2020

One of the side effects of drinking green tea is that you can easily get addicted to it. The caffeine in green tea makes it addictive and when regular green tea drinkers do not get their daily cup at the same time, it can leave them weary, lethargic, and irritable and bring down instead their energy levels.

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Everything you need to know about Matcha Chasyaku (茶杓)

Everything you need to know about Matcha Chasyaku (茶杓)

September 24, 2020

Are you the type of person who likes to measure all things in everything that needs to be measured? Unless you are the salt bae type of person who could just dash a proximate amount of salt on his steak, most of us want to have the exact amount or measurement in what we are doing to have the perfect experience, be it cooking, art, music and in fact, in almost everything that we do.

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What is single origin cultivar?

What is single origin cultivar?

September 15, 2020

As market demand continues to develop for specific tea cultivars, perhaps this blog’s entry will provide you the opportunity to educate others. More specifically, this entry’s focus is on understanding “single origin cultivar” with a quick review of cultivars.

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Everything You Need To Know About Aracha

Everything You Need To Know About Aracha

September 04, 2020

Gokyuzyo aracha is considered one of the best crude green tea based on taste, water level, aroma, and the quality of the leaf itself. Gokuzyo translates literally to "The Highest Grade" in Japanese. Find out more about Aracha in this article.

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Japanese Green Tea vs. Turmeric Tea - 10 battles you don't want to miss

Japanese Green Tea vs. Turmeric Tea - 10 battles you don't want to miss

August 10, 2020

Japanese Green Tea and Turmeric Tea have risen to popularity thanks to its miraculous health benefits which help to boost our immune system. During this time of the pandemic, Japanese Green Tea and Turmeric have earned a loyal following, however, which drink suits our needs and lifestyle better?

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Is Benifuuki Tea The Same As Matcha?

Is Benifuuki Tea The Same As Matcha?

August 03, 2020

Matcha is increasingly becoming a favorite in the world of tea for many. Without question, part of its attraction is the myriad of use cases. Many of you may already know some additional dictions between matcha and other teas but more specifically, what separates Benifuuki tea from matcha? Are there similarities? What are the differences? I want to spend a few minutes talking about these two teas. In part, this is an educational exercise, but more importantly, it may also help you see the value of these teas in a different way.

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Gyokuro vs Tencha – What are they and what are the differences?

Gyokuro vs Tencha – What are they and what are the differences?

June 23, 2020

What do you really know about Gyokuro and Tencha? This article is a reply to some of your questions and a challenge for you to expand the world of tea that you currently enjoy. Let’s take a few moments to dive into gyokuro and tencha and find out what differences and similarities are out there!

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Tea for Allergies?! What is Benifuki Tea? - ChaCha's GreenTea Room Video

Tea for Allergies?! What is Benifuki Tea? - ChaCha's GreenTea Room Video

June 14, 2020

Did you know that there is tea good for allergies? Benifuuki green tea is a type of green tea that is booming in Japan due to being good for relieving allergies such as seasonal allergies, cedar allergies, hay fever. The study has also shown that benifuki is good for MCAD (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome). Click here to watch the video Presented by ChaCha's Greentea Room Now

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All Tea are the Same?! - ChaCha's GreenTea Room Video

All Tea are the Same?! - ChaCha's GreenTea Room Video

June 14, 2020

What makes Japanse Sencha Green Tea different from English Breakfast Tea? There are so many different types of tea out there. What are the differences? Sencha, Matcha, Oolong Cha, Black Tea, Red Tea, Yellow Tea... Are they all the same?  Click here to watch the video Presented by ChaCha's Greentea Room Now

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What is Tea Cultivar?

What is Tea Cultivar?

June 10, 2020

Cultivar sometimes does not always determine what type of tea, i.e., black, oolong, green, etc., you have in the end as most of it depends on processing methods. If the tea leaves are steamed and dried right after picking, then the result is green tea. Whereas, tea leaves that are crushed and oxidized make the strong flavor of black tea. Only some types of cultivars suit a particular tea and is an exciting process to explore. Read on to learn more. 

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Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?

June 01, 2020

I was so excited to be one of the first people to join the Virtual Green Tea Tour, a new and magical tour offered by Arigato Japan that has been the pioneer for English-speaking Japanese tours for many years, featured by the New York Times Travel Shows, CNN Travel and more.
In this article (and a bit of video), I want to share with you a small segment of the virtual tour.  Read on and watch the video of the piece of the actual tour here.

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What is Shincha - New Crop Tea and What Makes them Unique?

What is Shincha - New Crop Tea and What Makes them Unique?

May 20, 2020

As tea lovers, it is ultimately to our benefit that the complicated world of tea is complicated! There are important distinctions to be made that help guide you to the best products to fit your need(s). One of those distinctions is to understand the importance of ichibancha (一番茶) or Shincha(新茶) or “first tea”. Let’s take a deeper look into what makes “first tea” unique and special.

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What does Umami mean for Tea Drinking?

What does Umami mean for Tea Drinking?

May 03, 2020

As kids, we are taught that there were four basic tastes; salty, sour, sweet, and bitter which are represented by a map of the tongue. Not to burst your bubble, we do not just have four basic sense of flavor, instead, we have five! The fifth element:  Umami.

What does Umami (oo·maa·mee) うま味 mean for Tea Drinking? I will first explain what exactly umami is and then will touch about how it relates to tea. Keep reading as I also added a couple of interesting facts about umami at the end of the article. 

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Everything you need to know about Eisai, The father of tea

Everything you need to know about Eisai, The father of tea

April 22, 2020

Eisai's full name is 'Myoan Eisai' (明菴栄西), and he was commonly known as Yōsai Zenji (栄西禅師) which translates to Zen master Eisai. In 1191, early Kamakura Period, Eisai visited the Sung-dynasty China and brought back new tea leaves to Kyoto and he wrote about it in 1214 in his first book, Kissa yojoki (喫茶養生記). 

Read more about how Eisai has lived from childhood to becoming the "father of tea" legend.

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How to Select Japanese Green Tea?  - The Expert Advice

How to Select Japanese Green Tea? - The Expert Advice

April 07, 2020

Tea presents itself in many ways. Of course, visiting the grocery store you’re likely presented with a variety or different flavors and types. Loose leaf tea or tea bags? What options are available if I want something with less caffeine? Is there an ideal breakfast and morning tea for someone such as myself?

Let’s narrow our search and focus on selecting Japanese green teas based on your needs and what fits in your life. Hope this list helps you navigate the great world of Japanese tea variety!

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Everything You Need to Know about Covering Process for Matcha and Gyokuro

Everything You Need to Know about Covering Process for Matcha and Gyokuro

December 24, 2019

The process of covering tea plants is a difficult one. But what comes out of this process is quality tea like matcha and gyokuro. The shading process is what brings about that umami taste we all get while sipping a matcha tea. Find out more about what does the covering process does to Tea and so much more.

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Steeping Guide
Steeping Guide