Everything you need to know about different types of Japanese tea

Everything you need to know about different types of Japanese tea

The world of Japanese Green Tea is wide and wonderful, but it is sometimes confusing with all the terms used.  

There are more than 100 total types of Japanese green tea names being used today. Names can refer to not the only type of tea, but they can also indicate which part of the tea plant is used, what kind of processing method was used, the name of the location where tea is farmed, etc. 

Confused?   This article explains more than 30 different types of Japanese tea. Bookmark this for your reference!

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Can Teapot Make Your  Green Tea Taste Better?  - Facts About  Tokoname Teapot (常滑急須)

Can Teapot Make Your Green Tea Taste Better? - Facts About Tokoname Teapot (常滑急須)

If you’re a lover of tea, then you might have heard of the term “kyusu” which means “teapot” in Japanese. The Takoname Yaki (常滑焼) is both a remarkable and historic teapot which dates back to the 12th century. Because of the way the teapot is made, it gives the tea a distinguishable flavor, making it well-liked amongst green tea enthusiasts.  Find out if a teapot can really make your green tea tastes better.

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10 Things about Japanese Green Tea Harvesting You (Probably) Didn't Know

10 Things about Japanese Green Tea Harvesting You (Probably) Didn't Know

Green tea is central to the lives of everyone in Japan. The culture surrounding the harvest and preparation of these tea leaves is complex and rooted deep in tradition. The green tea harvested in Japan differs in taste and value from the leaves gathered in China and other areas of the world.  Here are 10 things about Japanese green tea harvesting you (probably) didn't know. 

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How A Japanese Tea Farm is Fighting Against Japan’s Biggest Problem – Age

How A Japanese Tea Farm is Fighting Against Japan’s Biggest Problem – Age

The Japanese tea industry is facing a huge problem.

This problem is hitting many of the respected tea farmers who have been in the industry for decades or even centuries.

The problem is: Japanese people are getting old.

In particular, tea drinkers in Japan are getting old. This article will show you why the green tea industry is facing the problem and a story of how one tea farmer is trying to combat the problem today.

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Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

A1: China A2: Japan   Read more for the answer.

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Exploring the Green Tea Smoothie Revolution in Japan

Exploring the Green Tea Smoothie Revolution in Japan

Trends have a way of taking something relatively obscure and pushing it through a “coolness” filter. The latest trend, the green tea smoothie, has revolutionized the way green tea is consumed, and Japan is on the forefront of this exciting trend. And, like every trend, there is a story behind its popularity which you should know a thing or two about.

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20 Surprising Things about Gyokuro Green Tea You Didn’t Know About

20 Surprising Things about Gyokuro Green Tea You Didn’t Know About

Everyone is looking to get healthy while still enjoying interesting foods and drinks. This is one of the reasons why green tea in its many variations have grown more and more in popularity these days. One type of tea that is made of green tea leaves that has recently begun to gain more notice is the Gyokuro tea. It is considered to be the most luxurious and therefore expensive teas, making it highly coveted among aficionados. Whether you know about this tea type or whether you are brand new to it, we have some of the most surprising facts about Gyokuro below.

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Vending Machine Culture and Green Tea Trend in Japan

Vending Machine Culture and Green Tea Trend in Japan

Japan loves its vending machines (known as jidōhanbaiki 自動販売機, or jihanki for short 自販機) and its green tea, so it's no wonder the combination of both is a hot trend across the country. The Japan Vending Machine Manufacturers Association notes that there is roughly one vending machine for every 23 people; this means there are more vending machines per capita in Japan than in any other country. Surprisingly, even Buddhist temples have vending machines that sell amulets.

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30 Surprising History About Japanese Green Tea You (Probably) Didn't Know

30 Surprising History About Japanese Green Tea You (Probably) Didn't Know

History tells us that green tea has been a part of Japan's culture for centuries. Today, green tea is still an important part of Japanese culture. If you were to visit Japan, you would find bottled and canned green tea wherever you went. You would even discover the Japanese love green tea ice cream.

It may surprise you to know that green tea in Japan is quite different from Chinese green tea in many ways. However, it was from China that green tea traveled into Japan.

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

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

Chinese green tea and Japanese green tea both come from the same plant: Camellia Sinensis. However in many ways the similarities stop there. From when and how they're processed to the benefits they serve, Chinese green tea and Japanese green tea differ. Which one is "better" is the subject of this battle, comparing each on 10 ranging criteria.

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Japanese Green Tea - Simply Explained

Japanese Green Tea - Simply Explained

Tea is the most popular drink on Earth, next to water. In around 80% of the world, most people prefer black tea to green tea. Yet, in Japan, green tea is the most consumed beverage, and it is a 6.95 trillion yen (7.8 billion dollar) a year industry. Green tea is embedded in the culture and day-to-day life since it was introduced by China in the 7th Century. 

In this article, I will explain green tea, focused on Japanese green tea, how it came to Japan, what exactly is green tea and what are the benefits of drinking green.

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25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

Matcha has been consumed in Japan since the 7th century and is famous for providing drinkers with a calming sort of energy. Matcha is a specific type of Japanese green tea that differs from other traditional teas in the preparation process and in how the plant is grown.

Matcha tea plants are shaded for a few weeks before the harvest to increase natural levels of caffeine and amino acids. The leaves are allowed to dry, stems and veins are removed from the leaves, and then the tea is ground into a fine powder. The powder can be dissolved in milk or water to produce a slightly sweet, richly flavorful tea.

In this article, I will cover 25 Matcha Trivia  you may or may not know before. This is part of a chapter from my recent book: Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know.  Enjoy!

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The Ancient Chagusaba Method: Sustainable Farming Makes for Uncommonly Sweet and Healthy Green Tea

The Ancient Chagusaba Method: Sustainable Farming Makes for Uncommonly Sweet and Healthy Green Tea

Of all the many varieties of tea, green tea has been enjoyed by humans for millennia and is renown for the differences in its taste, bouquet and appearance. Like fine wine, the differences in green tea are largely determined by the type of leaf, the soil, the climate in which the shrub is grown and how the leaves are processed.

Many connoisseurs of tea consider Japanese green tea cultivated by the Chagusaba method to have an exceptionally sweet taste.  Read more to learn how this ancient method is still being preserved in parts of Japan and the world to create precious sweet and healthy rare green tea.

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Green Tea Science Brewing Technique Book - Green Tea Science, Brewing Technique Book - 12 Scientifically Proven Techniques to Make Your Green Tea Taste Better and Healthier

Green Tea Science Brewing Technique Book - Green Tea Science, Brewing Technique Book - 12 Scientifically Proven Techniques to Make Your Green Tea Taste Better and Healthier

Download our Green Green Tea Science Brewing Technique Book to learn about 12 Scientific Tips for Brewing Green Tea to Taste Better. 

The E-Book also includes the chapter of Kei Nishida's book, "Art of Brewing Japanese Green Tea" where he teaches you how to brew hot and cold Japanese Green Tea.

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