All About Shading in Japanese Tea Cultivation

All About Shading in Japanese Tea Cultivation

Moé  Kishida
Hello! Genki desuka (How are you doing)? Today, I would like to delve into the topic of shading and shaded teas. If you enjoy drinking gyokuro, ka...
Discover Koicha, the thick matcha of formal Japanese tea ceremonies

Discover Koicha, the thick matcha of formal Japanese tea ceremonies

Moé  Kishida
Did you know that there are two ways of preparing matcha? Usucha and Koicha. Probably, the matcha you are familiar with looks like this:  Usucha m...
Wazuka Tea Farm - Moé Kishida

Teatopia, Wazuka

Moé  Kishida
Greetings! Can you spot the praying mantis lounging in the beautiful tea fields of Wazuka?  Yes, today we are back highlighting some of the major t...
How Uji Tea Farmers Dance Gracefully with Climate Change

How Uji Tea Farmers Dance Gracefully with Climate Change

Moé  Kishida
Hello all! We hope that you are enjoying your Japanese green teas along with autumnal delights like chestnuts, persimmons and pears (what are some ...
Yunomi Matcha Grades

Yunomi Matcha Grades

Ian Chun
Yunomi Matcha Grades Shop our extensive collection of matcha (this collection also includes other tea powders) from producers around Japan. What is...
How does the price of matcha affect its chemical composition (theanine, EGCG, catechin, caffeine)?

How does the price of matcha affect its chemical composition (theanine, EGCG, catechin, caffeine)?

Ian Chun
Shop our collection of matcha & other tea powders These are just a few studies, but they give you an idea of the range of levels of chemicals (...
Everything you need to know about matcha quality

Everything you need to know about matcha quality

Ian Chun
A customer recently asked on another blog post, “With the bitter taste of matcha tea is there a way to make it taste better?” The customer had refe...
Secrets about matcha

Secrets about matcha

Ian Chun
Did you know? Matcha is made by finely grinding tencha leaves, tea leaves that have been shaded for about four weeks, and more importantly, that h...
How matcha is made

How matcha is made

Ian Chun
This is a quick primer on matcha production. We learned all of this because we work with both tea farms and tea factories. Matcha from small-scale...
The Myth of Matcha and the Claim It Has 137x Antioxidants of Green Tea

The Myth of Matcha and the Claim It Has 137x Antioxidants of Green Tea

Ian Chun
There are many companies misquoting a certain study examining the levels of EGCG (a specific type of catechin, itself a kind of antioxidant). These companies say that matcha has 137x the level of antioxidants as green tea. In this article, we examine the truth behind this myth.