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[2017.02.28]
The true reason why some pu-erh and black tea causes stomachache

We noticed that there are a number of customers who refrain from black tea or raw pu-erh tea due to the uncomforted stomach. I too have had the same experience that I suffered from stomachache after drinking some black tea. However, it has nothing to do with black tea or raw pu-erh tea. If tea …

[2017.01.22]
Is it true that pu-erh tea contains less caffeine?

I often came across with lots of internet media which explain that pu-erh tea contains less caffeine. Is that really true? I studied various science literatures to find out the truth. Wrongly believed fact that ripe pu-erh tea contains lower caffeine There are two types of pu-erh tea, raw pu-erh tea and ripe pu-erh tea. …

[2016.09.13]
Can we continue brewing tea next day after it’s been kept for a night?

In brewing tea, sometimes we discontinue brewing after only one or two infusions. We often wonder whether we should continue brewing it. Sometimes we may think that the brewing style like gong-fu brewing style or traditional Chinese brewing style or even the type of teapot will determine the duration that the tealeaf can remained fresh …

[2015.10.08]
What is the ideal tea for fermentation and aging?

The freshly-plucked tealeaf has green leafy aroma. When the fresh tealeaf undergoes appropriate fermentation or maturation, its green leafy aroma will becomes fruity or floral note. The fermentation of tea refers to the enzymatic oxidation, while the maturation means non-enzymatic oxidation. However, even if it undergoes fermentation or maturation, not all tea produces fruity or floral …

[2015.02.24]
Why do you brew green tea at lower temperature?

Talking about brewing Japanese green tea, many people generally has accepted that it should be brewed at lower temperature as it was always emphasized in most of the internet media and books regarding tea topics, many resources explain that sencha has to be brewed at 70-80 degree C. Nevertheless, I personally prefer to use boiling …

[2015.01.28]
The reason to hunt for the naturally farmed tea

In 2014 I went to Yunnan, China twice and stay there for about a month plus. For now, most of teas have already arrived and I am enjoying drinking it every day. The main purpose that I keep going to the Yunnan tea production site is to look for tea grown with the natural farming …

Experiment to burn the tea leaf
[2013.07.29]
Minerals that dominate the After Taste of tea

The after taste of tea is one of the most important criteria in selecting tea. To demonstrate that after taste can be influenced by the minerals that exist in tealeaves, I conducted an experiment to prove my point. Experiment: Burning tealeaves into ashes and use them to brew tea The aim of this experiment is …

[2013.06.29]
The color can tell the quality of black tea

The well-fermented black tea and the poorly fermented black tea have very noticeable difference in flavour. The well-made black tea produces a sweet flavour, while the poorly made black tea produces a sour or musty smell. Observing the colour, knowing the skill In addition, the liquor of the tea will show the effects of the …

[2013.03.24]
Organic tea is safe, but not sufficient

  It’s often claimed that the organic tea is good for health and it should be delicious. It’s generally said that organic tea is safer as it’s produced using methods of organic farming that do not uses chemical fertilizer and pesticides. Nonetheless, “safe” is not equalled to “good for health” and “delicious”.   Tea contains …

[2013.03.23]
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 …

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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