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[Update:2020.07.07]We have released the Flower of Ancient Tea Tree
We have released the Flower of Ancient Tea Tree. This is the fresh tea flowers hand-picked from old tea trees of ancient tea gardens. The tea garden is totally sustainable, with natural farming practice and no pesticide or fertilizer at all. The tea garden is located at altitude of 2000-2200m in the western part of …
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[Update:2015.01.15]Easy way to understand the scientific name of tea
Tea is made of the plant called Camellia sinensis. But as you know, it is further classified into various types such as Assam, Yabukita, Tie Guan Yin, Shui Xian or China bush. Are these types considered as species or cultivar? I would like to explain the rules that classify the type of tea variety. There …
[Update:2020.07.07]We have released the Flower of Ancient Tea Tree
We have released the Flower of Ancient Tea Tree. This is the fresh tea flowers hand-picked from old tea trees of ancient tea gardens. The tea garden is totally sustainable, with natural farming practice and no pesticide or fertilizer at all. The tea garden is located at altitude of 2000-2200m in the western part of …
[Update:2019.04.19]The Field Report of Yunnan Tea in 2019
We have been staying in Yunnan since 9th of April for sourcing spring tea. In previous years, we usually came here before the end of March. This year, we shifted our schedule about 10 days later since we wanted to stay here until the end of spring tea season. This past week, we were engaged …
[Update:2017.12.28]A Shiboridashi, the perfect alternative of a Gaiwan
Shiboridashi is one of the tea brewing equipments. In Japan, this equipment is often introduced for brewing Gyokuro or Sencha. However, if we understand its characteristics well, we will notice that it is rather more suitable for brewing pu-erh tea or fermented tea. It is not a must to use Shiboridashi for Gyokuro Generally, a …
[Update:2018.09.10]The Easiest Way to Prepare Tea in Cold Water
In hot weather, it is quite nice to prepare tea in cold water. I would like to share the easy way to prepare tea in cold water.  Green tea, White Tea and Raw Pu-erh works very well It is not necessary to look for tea specially designed for cold water brewing. As long as the …
[Update:2017.08.18]Making 4 times fired Phoenix Oolong Lao Cong Shui Xian
We just placed an order for very unique types of Phoenix Lao Cong Shui Xian. It is the Shui Xian collected from old tea tree, and undergoing four times baking. The entire baking process takes one year for production. I am only able to receive this tea in next year. It is the baking that …
[Update:2020.04.01]Amazing difference between seedling tea and cultivated tea
Do you know that tea is divided into two groups: cultivated tea propagated by cuttings, and seedling tea grown from seed?There is actually a big difference between cultivated tea and seedling tea. What is Cultivar? The cultivated tea refers to tea with a name of specific cultivar, such as Yabukita, Benifuki, Okumidori, Tie Guan Yin, …
[Update:2019.12.27]The Real Cause of Astringency in Tea
Many people might think that astringency in tea comes from tannin. The fact is tannin only contributed partially to the astringency. There are two types of root cause of astringency. Besides tannin, the astringency comes from minerals too. Difference between tannin and poly phenol Summer or autumn tea is normally astringent. If you drink those …
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[Update:2015.09.28]Pesticide Status of Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong
One of the very important criteria we select tea is the safety. In particular, we care a lot on the pesticide. There are some tips I would like to share abut the pesticide status on Phoenix oolong. Official importing procedure to Japan Usually it is the must to conduct pesticide analysis if we officially import …

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We have released the Flower of Ancient Tea Tree
We have released the Flower of Ancient Tea Tree. This is the fresh tea flowers hand-picked from old tea trees of ancient tea gardens. The tea garden is totally sustainable, with natural farming practice and no pesticide or fertilizer at all. The tea garden is located at altitude of 2000-2200m in the western part of …
Limited Sales of Single Tree Raw Pu-erh,White and Black tea 2019
We have released Single Tree Pu-erh Tea 2019. Literally, the single tree tea is harvested and processed only from one single tea tree. Each single tree tea is sourced from the high mountain in west Lincang, the altitude is at around 2000-2200m. Thick Taste of Old Tree We selected particularly old tea tree for making …

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New Release of Bai Yan Shan High Mountain Raw Pu-erh Tea

We released Bai Yan Shan High Mountain Raw Pu-erh Tea. This tea was produced from tea garden located at about 2300m. The garden has gone completely wild since it has left unattended for decades. Tea garden that altitude is at 2300m In Chinese, Bai Yan Shan means White Rock Mountain. It is located in the …

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Q: Can pregnant woman can drink tea?
  Answer:     You need to care about the caffeine intake If a pregnant woman drinks tea, the caffeine from tea will be also delivered to baby. The baby’s liver has low metabolic rate, the caffeine lingers longer. That is the point why it is said that pregnant woman has to refrain from intaking …

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