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In Japan tea is a religion, philosophy, elixir and an art form. You can distinguished a Japanese green tea from any other tea by the suffix cha. Cha is tea in Japanese and most Japanese teas end with cha; matcha, genmaicha, hoijicha, bancha and on…Only the most supreme of all Japanese green tea, Gyokuro […]
As in most tea folklores, tea questions have many answers spanning several continents depending entirely on who you ask. “Not for all the tea in China” is a fun phrase that is hardly used as much as it once was. It’s a curious idiom with a definition that is often contradictory with an origin […]
Origin of the word tea
A little tidbit about the origin of the word tea and how we came about calling tea – tea.
The origin of green tea is steeped in tradition and mysticism. Different tea books report different sources for the discovery of tea but most agree on the date 2700 BC. The folklore is somewhat consistent whether if it was monk, emperor or scholar sitting under a tree, a tea leaf fell into a cup […]