Posts published in ‘August 2017’

Houjicha tea

houjicha Japanese green tea

My intention from the beginning was to purchase the Japanese organic Twig Tea, Kui-cha. Unfortunately, the House of Tea were completely sold out of Kui-cha, so I settled for the Houji-cha tea recommended by their manager. As expected, the Houjicha is earthy and nutty, but not quite as woody or sweet as one would expect of […]

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Gyokuro Jade Dew tea

gyokuro Japanese green tea

Gyokuro Jade Dew is a fragrant Japanese green tea grown in the tea gardens of Uji, Kyoto, the birthplace of Japanese tea and tea master Sen No Rikyu’s tea ceremony. The Gyokuro tea plant is grown in partial shade during the spring, which contributes to its high chlorophyll content. Gyokuro is rich in amino acids, which gives the tea […]

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