Does Japanese tea culture interest you? You're not alone; with Japanese green tea becoming increasingly popular on a global scale, people can't help having their curiosity piqued.
The green tea drink from Japan comes with existing rules and rituals - a whole subculture that has so many fascinating aspects.
This page shares information on the many details of Japanese green tea culture. Click on an article and start learning more about it.
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Sumiyaki coffee is charcoal roasted craftsman coffee which is being loved in Japan for a long time, but never seen light outside Japan.
In the movie, Karate Kid Part II with actor Ralph Macchio playing the now iconic character of Daniel LaRusso. In the movie, the tea ceremony served as a means for Daniel and Kumiko to offer and accept each other's feelings.
Learn about the roots of the Japanese traditional tea ceremony as well as the health benefits of consuming green tea.
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.
From the misty mountains of Shizuoka to the volcanic soil of Kagoshima, each region has its own unique climate and terroir that influence the taste, aroma, and health benefits of Japanese tea. Join us on a journey through Japan's tea-growing regions and learn more about the cultural and historical significance of this beloved beverage. Whether you're a tea connoisseur or simply curious about the origins of your favorite brew, this article is a must-read for anyone who loves Japanese green tea.
Chanoyu（茶の湯）, Sado（茶道）or simply the Japanese tea ceremony is a ritual which is religiously followed in Japan. Japanese Matcha green tea is served in a series of choreographed steps with the host simply gliding through the whole ceremony.
Tea Ceremony is so deep, that there can be books of information, but I tried to summarize the ceremony in easy simple steps so that you can understand what they are.
India and Japan both have a love of tea that spans many centuries. The plant, Camellia Sinensis, is popular in both India and Japan and is used to produce most of the tea such as black, green, and white tea.
We will take a look at the many factors that show why tea is such a popular drink in these countries and how well Japanese Tea and Indian Tea will fair in a battle against each other.
There are many companies producing bottled or canned green tea in Japan. This is because Japan has the highest number of vending machines selling tea in the world.
Here is a list and brief explanations of major Japanese Green Tea Manufacturers in 2019. I have also included their popular products and link to buy from Amazon.
How many have you tried?
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!
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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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.