Start with the basics. It's prudent for every green tea lover to have a good foundational knowledge of all things green tea, to begin with the kata (型) factor as you delve into Japanese green tea culture.
Kata (型) refers to the prescribed precise way of learning anything. Most people associate kata with karate, but it’s an element that’s inherent to general Japanese culture. There’s a proper order and manner of doing things.
If you're a new green tea aficionado, cover the basics by going through our collection of informative articles. Seasoned green tea drinkers can confirm their knowledge as well as pick up bits of information they may have missed before.
Discover the distinct flavor and health advantages of loose leaf green tea. Learn about Japanese green tea's various types, brewing methods, and cultural significance. Increase your affection for this popular beverage.
As you may know I am an author of 4 published books about green tea, but I often get asked what are the other books I recommend.
Here are 7 books I personally like that are likely to fuel your love while educating you on the art of all things tea.
With so much to learn about green tea, it can be hard finding the right resources. In this article, you can find Top 7 Tea Books of all time for tea lovers. Use the books recommended in this article to expand your knowledge about 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!
Although the popularity of green tea in the Western world is a fairly recent phenomenon, the highly beneficial nutrition value has enjoyed a favorable reputation throughout many parts of Asia for thousands of years. Only recently, scientific research is beginning to understand green tea's healthful benefits in relation to its high concentration of phytochemicals known as polyphenols that include subclasses of tannins and gallic acid.
In this article I will go through commonly asked questions about Polyphenols, Catechines, EGCG, Tannin, Garlic Acid.
Uncover the fascinating world of tannin and gallic acid in Japanese tea. From taste to health benefits, explore the science behind these compounds.