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?
In the back of my head I had an itch to do a little cold brewing. Ever since using ice to brew... I had previously purchased 3 water bottles which I had intended would be my brewing receptacles. Unfortunately, I consumed 2 of them before they could be put to use… 1 left. I was … Continue reading Cold Brewing Sessions: No. 1, Gyokuro
It was my 33rd birthday. I had arrived in Kyoto, Japan just the day before. Some of the details of the day stand out more than others. However, the single detail that rings the trues in my mind, is the moment I realized what umami was and henceforth the day I fell in love with … Continue reading The Day I Fell in Love with Gyokuro