Wow it's been a little bit since I last posted hasn't it! I 100% didn't plan on there being this much time between posts but I just haven't been able to work on writing blog content recently because I've been coming off my current medication for my chronic migraines and the side effects of slowly… Continue reading Tasting Sessions – Masters Tea – Rohini First Oolong
These three matchas are from Uji (specifically the area near Joyo), Wazuka and Nisho. They are high-grade matchas that are suitable for both usucha and koicha and they have been named after the regions they come from Uji Harmony, Wazuka Hilltop and Nishio Bloom. Each of the matchas was shaded for around six weeks. Elevation… Continue reading Side By Side Matcha Comparison – Featuring Three Matchas From Naoki Matcha
Hey Everyone! Today's post is all about Hojicha which is a tea a lot of people associate with this time of the year so I thought that now was the best time to do this post and assist those of you out there who love hojicha in learning more about what goes into creating it… Continue reading Dark Roast vs Light Roast Hojicha – How Roasting Times and Temperatures Affect Flavour Profile
What is Milk Oolong? Despite what a lot of companies out there would have you think, it is not oolong that has been watered with milk or steamed with milk like you will hear rumours of or a rolled green oolong that has had an artificial flavour derived from lactose added to it. What milk… Continue reading What is Milk Oolong? Uncovering the truth and exposing inauthentic practices.
Recently I was asked by Happuan Souen, who is a Omotesenke instructor and Matcha Seller over on Instagram, if I would be willing to try out three mystery matchas and compare them and send my feedback to them. Two of the matchas are low-pesticide and one matcha is for the Japanese domestic market. When I… Continue reading Side By Side Matcha Comparison – Featuring Three Mystery Matchas From Happuan Souen