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
Happy New Year Everyone! I know I only posted yesterday and it been a hell of a long time that I've posted two days in a row but today I wanted to follow up on yesterdays Insights Into The Japanese Tea Industry post and get the second half of my Q&A with Tezumi Tea out… Continue reading Insights Into The Japanese Tea Industry – Tezumi Tea (Q&A -Part 2)
Happy new years eve everyone! I thought I would end off the year with one final post for what has been one of my favorite new series to write for since I re-branded the blog earlier this year, which is my Insights Into The Japanese Tea Industry series. I've had so much fun putting together… Continue reading Insights Into The Japanese Tea Industry – Tezumi Tea (Q&A -Part 1)