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Professional's Guide to Japanese Tea

  • Discover Japanese Tea: Sannen Bancha - Yunomi.life

    Discover Japanese Tea: Sannen Bancha

    Perhaps, you are familiar with the Japanese tea, bancha and have even tried a few. But what exactly is a sannen bancha (i.e., three-year bancha) and how is it different from...

  • Kiroku Tea Garden: Women Owned Tea Farm - Yunomi.life

    Kiroku Tea Garden: Women Owned Tea Farm

    Today, we share with you our interview with Megumi (Ui for short) Hori, 5th generation tea farmer of Kiroku Tea Garden in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture where she, her mother Yoko,...

  • Teatopia, Wazuka - Yunomi.life

    Teatopia, Wazuka

    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 tea producing regions in the...

  • Get to Know Your Tea Farmer: Noriyasu Uejima - Yunomi.life

    Get to Know Your Tea Farmer: Noriyasu Uejima

    If you have been to Wazuka, in Kyoto prefecture, you will likely have heard of the 5th generation tea farmer, Noriyasu Uejima who runs Sourokuen (爽緑園), Uejima Tea Farm. The...

  • Birthplace of Japanese Green Tea - Ujitawara - Yunomi.life

    Birthplace of Japanese Green Tea - Ujitawara

    Hello! Genki-desuka (元気ですか?How are you, in Japanese)?    Especially during these strange times, we hope that you are finding moments in your day to enjoy a warm cup of tea. Today,...

  • Get to Know Your Tea Farmer: Tarui Tea Farms - Yunomi.life

    Get to Know Your Tea Farmer: Tarui Tea Farms

    Last week, I had the opportunity to talk with the Tarui family of Tarui Tea Farm  in Nearai, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture. They are a family operated organic tea farm and...

  • Does the Best Gyokuro Come from Yame? - Yunomi.life

    Does the best gyokuro come from Yame?

    Magnificent scenery with mountainous valleys and open plains Centuries of tradition and rich cultural heritage A welcoming rural community Award-winning gyokuro... If the above descriptions resonate with you, Yame may...

  • Kumamoto-cha & Miyazaki-cha - Yunomi.life

    Kumamoto-cha & Miyazaki-cha

    Hello, happy half moon in August!  Late August is usually a time when the bell crickets (鈴虫; Suzumushi) start to sing and chime in Japan.  Their singing can be peaceful...