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Professional's Guide to Japanese Tea

  • Japanese Tea Harvesting Methods

    Japanese Tea Harvesting Methods

    The 2023 Shincha season is here!  Many tea farms will be starting, or have already started their very first tea harvest for the new season. We say very first because...

  • The Art of Hand Rolling Tea

    The Art of Hand Rolling Tea

    Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Koukien Tea Garden, a tea farm based near Makizono-cho, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture. They are a family doing agriculture all year round including rice...

  • Meet the Tea Farmer: Mataki Tatefumi

    Meet the Tea Farmer: Mataki Tatefumi

    For today’s tea farmer interview at Yunomi, we are with 3rd generation tea farmer and CEO of Sueyoshi Tea Atelier in Soo City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Mataki Tatefumi. Mataki-san strongly believes...

  • Why Hojicha is Low in Caffeine

    Why Hojicha is Low in Caffeine

    One all-time favorite tea and one which ceases to lose popularity among the Japanese is hojicha, a roasted green tea with origins in Kyoto (I will touch on its history...

  • Bamboo and the Art of Chasen Making - Yunomi.life

    Bamboo and the Art of Chasen Making

    Today, I would like to talk about chasen (茶筅), the indispensable and quintessential tea whisk that is used to make matcha, particularly focusing on the bamboo that is used in...

  • All About Shading in Japanese Tea Cultivation - Yunomi.life

    All About Shading in Japanese Tea Cultivation

    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, kabusecha, or matcha, you...

  • Regional Japanese Onomatopeia Teas - Yunomi.life

    Regional Japanese Onomatopeia Teas

    The clouds are white and fluffy (Japanese: fuwafuwa) today.      The sand at the beach was so smooth (Japanese: sarasara) that the wind and our footprints made beautiful imprints.  ...

  • Befriending Japanese Tea Cultivars - Yunomi.life

    Befriending Japanese Tea Cultivars

    When you go to drink your Japanese tea, have you thought about the type of tea cultivar(s) that your tea is coming from?  Perhaps, one may associate “cultivars” with the...