What is high mountain oolong / high mountain tea? What makes it so special? Why is it so well-loved within the tea community? Why it is sold at a high price point? Why is it getting harder and hard to find? Those are all questions I am going to be answering in this post, I'll… Continue reading What Is Gao Shan Cha / High Mountain Tea?
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
I'm finally back today with the next installment of the Insights Into The Japanese Tea Industry series and our featured Japanese tea company this week is The Japanese Green Tea Co. If you've been reading my blog for a good while you'll probably recognize that name from a post I did reviewing 22K Gold Leaf… Continue reading Insights Into The Japanese Tea Industry – Japanese Green Tea Co (Q&A)