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Why are First-Harvest Teas Best?

Why are First-Harvest Teas Best?

The first harvest is in spring. There are 1 or 2 more harvests during the summer. First-harvest teas taste better and contain more polyphenols and vitamins than second and third harvest...

Why are First-Harvest Teas Best?

The first harvest is in spring. There are 1 or 2 more harvests during the summer. First-harvest teas taste better and contain more polyphenols and vitamins than second and third harvest...

Can I use cream, sugar, honey or sweeteners?

Can I use cream, sugar, honey or sweeteners?

Sure. There are no rules. Green tea is, however, unlike black tea in that it is meant to be consumed straight. These additives will only add unwanted calories or, with...

Can I use cream, sugar, honey or sweeteners?

Sure. There are no rules. Green tea is, however, unlike black tea in that it is meant to be consumed straight. These additives will only add unwanted calories or, with...

How many cups can I prepare from 1 bag/canister of your tea?

How many cups can I prepare from 1 bag/canister...

Gyokuro and Sencha  1 bag is usually 100g (3.5 ounces). 1-2 level teaspoons for 120 to 240cc (4 to 8 ounces depending on how strong you like your tea) of...

How many cups can I prepare from 1 bag/canister...

Gyokuro and Sencha  1 bag is usually 100g (3.5 ounces). 1-2 level teaspoons for 120 to 240cc (4 to 8 ounces depending on how strong you like your tea) of...

Japanese and Chinese green tea differences

Japanese & Chinese Tea Differences

Japanese and Chinese green tea both come from the Camellia sinensis tea plant. The main difference is the way the leaves are processed. Chinese harvesters pan-fry the leaves in a large wok....

Japanese & Chinese Tea Differences

Japanese and Chinese green tea both come from the Camellia sinensis tea plant. The main difference is the way the leaves are processed. Chinese harvesters pan-fry the leaves in a large wok....

Drinking Green Tea vs. Extract & Supplements

Drinking Green Tea vs. Extract & Supplements

High concentrations of catechins and caffeine in green tea extract can be harmful A recent study by the American College of Gastroenterology concluded that green tea extract, a common ingredient in weight-loss pills, is unsafe...

Drinking Green Tea vs. Extract & Supplements

High concentrations of catechins and caffeine in green tea extract can be harmful A recent study by the American College of Gastroenterology concluded that green tea extract, a common ingredient in weight-loss pills, is unsafe...

Good gyokuro is aged

High-Quality Gyokuro is Aged

High quality gyokuro leaves are (unlike sencha) aged to create a tea renowned for its distinct taste and aroma. This aging blends and mellows the flavenoids and other organic compounds...

High-Quality Gyokuro is Aged

High quality gyokuro leaves are (unlike sencha) aged to create a tea renowned for its distinct taste and aroma. This aging blends and mellows the flavenoids and other organic compounds...