Bancha Hojicha

Bancha Hojicha is the perfect tea for the season!

Hojicha is unique among Japanese teas because it is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal, whereas most Japanese teas are steamed.

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Green Tea 101

I will always remember those misty Shanghai mornings as a young girl, when I entered our little kitchen after getting out of bed, and seeing my father make his ritual cup of Long Jing Dragon Well Green Tea. He carefully dropped a large pinch of thick emerald green tea leaves into the belly of his Gaiwan (traditional Chinese teacup), before meditatively pouring steaming hot water over them.

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Green, Oolong, Black, White – Tea Education 101

In the world of tea, there are so many varieties to choose from – and so little of the wisdom of teas is known by the public.

Chamomile and Mint for example, although delicious, are not actually tea.

Technically tea only comes from the camellia sinensis plant, so chamomile and mint would technically be herbal teas, which we commonly use to mean any plant that is boiled in water and then consumed.

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