There are many different types of tea produced in Japan. A large majority of tea in Japan comes from the Yabukita cultivar (75%), however there are also many other cultivars that exist in Japan. The cultivar will ultimately influence the flavors in the cup based upon its chemistry. Sencha: Sencha is the most common type of … Continue reading What types of teas are produced in Japan?
This week I had the very fortunate opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the production process for Darjeeling tea. I was visiting the Longview Tea Estate and they granted me behind the scenes access to their factory and expansive fields so that I might get a better understanding of exactly what goes into making Darjeeling tea.
Happy International Tea Day! As I sat here today drinking teas cultivated from two different countries and in two very different styles I cannot help but consider how lucky I am. Now I must admit when I learned that it was International Tea Day, I immediately assumed it was just another holiday to support (and … Continue reading International Tea Day and What It Means
🇦🇷 Happy Yerba Mate Day! For those that didn’t know, and I admittedly needed a reminder, today is Argentina’s official Yerba Mate Day. What exactly is yerba mate? In Argentina yerba mate is their go-to “tea”... though it does not come from the camellia sinensis plant. However, it does however have similar properties to tea … Continue reading Exploring Argentinian Tea Culture: Yerba Mate
I have been ‘geeking out’ quite a bit lately with tea related content. I’ve been reading blog posts, surfing Instagram, watching Youtube, reading books, and so much more. As I was watching an Instagram live video recently, the host was talking about feeding his tea pet. “Tea pet… what the heck is a tea pet,” … Continue reading What is a tea pet?