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All About Matcha

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. It is special in two aspects of farming and processing: The green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins are removed in processing. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony centres on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha. In modern times, matcha also has come to [...]

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The Chinese Way

February 6th, 2016|0 Comments

The gongfu tea ceremony or kung fu tea ceremony, is a Chinese tea ritual for preparation and presentation of tea. It is probably based on the tea preparation approaches originated in Fujian and the Chaoshan area of eastern Guangdong. The term literally means "making tea with skill". Today, the approach is used popularly by teashops carrying tea of Chinese origins, and by tea connoisseurs as a way to maximise the taste of [...]

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Tea Grading Standards

January 31st, 2016|0 Comments

In the tea industry, tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves themselves. The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe", and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust". Pekoe tea grades are classified into various qualities, each determined by how many of the adjacent young leaves (two, one, or none) were picked along with the [...]