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[2019.11.07]
Do you know that organic tea does not mean healthy?

Have you ever heard about sustainable tea garden? It means tea garden is independent from human and being able to continue to propagate as part of ecology. Every year we spend nearly two months in Yunnan for sourcing tea. We make sure that all of our Yunnan teas are from the sustainable tea garden. The …

[2015.05.28]
What Everybody Ought to Know About Pu-erh Tea

What are the criteria that define the quality of pu-erh tea? How do we choose the right quality? Every year, I regularly visit Yunnan and stay there for a few weeks. In this article, I would like to share my experiences with you. What is pu-erh Tea? Historically, pu-erh tea was produced by the minority …

[2015.04.19]
Iga Natural Red Clay from the Hometown of Ninja

I discovered very interesting clay in Iga, a place known as the hometown of Ninja in Japan. We are preparing to produce teapots using this special clay. Taste of tea differs a lot depending on the clay The clay used for making teapot influences the taste and flavour of tea. It sometimes enhances the depth …

[2014.10.02]
Selecting Suitable Clay for Japanese Green Tea

I would like to explain the points on how to choose the right type of clay teapot for a Japanese green tea. The taste alteration by various clay teapots The taste of tea will noticeably change depending on the type of clay we use. The outcome in the taste alteration using a clay teapot is …

[2013.08.14]
Are not you choosing teapot just by color?

The colour and texture of the teapot varies a lot, where the same clay could turn red, purple or black based on just the firing technique. In addition, the use of different firing techniques not only changes the colour of clay, but also the taste and flavour of the tea when it is brewed. Therefore, …

[2013.06.19]
The Secret of Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong

Phoenix Dan Cong oolong is produced from Chao-zhou, Guangdong province. In Phoenix town, the oldest tea tree tea is at around 900 years old. However please do not misunderstand that the process of making phoenix dan cong oolong was invented about 300 years ago. Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong has a lot of similarity with Wu …

[2013.03.20]
Do we have to use one tea pot for one tea?

It often comes to the discussion whether or not we should use one teapot for one tea. I would like to share some knowledge based on my first hands experience.   It is the mineral that you need to care     Flavor of tea disappear fast as it get oxidized 1. Flavor of tea …

HOJO TEA Online Shop NEWSlist

High Mountain Pu-erh Tea is Now Available in Our Store
High mountain purple raw pu-erh tea is now available in our store. This is one of the very interesting raw pu-erh teas we made in 2019. High mountain tea called Zi-Cha High mountain purple tea is made from the specific varietry called Zi-cha by the locals. In Chinese, Zi-cha means purple tea. This variety is …
Taiping Houkui 2019 is now available in our store
2019 Taiping Houkui is available in our store. Taiping Houkui was listed as the Top Ten Famous Teas in China. It has been the well-known green tea of Anhui province since Qin dynasty. We have both standard and special tribute grade. The special tribute grade was grown at higher altitude and it gives longer lasting …

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