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[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 …

[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 …

[2017.11.22]
Do you know that the taste of water varies everyday?

You might have noticed that the taste of tea is not the same every day. The taste and the flavor somehow differ on a daily basis. It is water that plays the major role. The taste of water changes everyday If we drink tea every day, we could notice that the taste and the flavor …

[2016.02.20]
Akitsu Mumyoi Clay from the Great Sado Mountain Range

Red clay from A largest Gold Mine in Japan Sado Island is located in the middle of Japan ocean. It is in the north of Niigata city. As this island was formed by submarine volcano, the island has very rich amount of natural minerals. In particular, the gold and silver from Aikawa gold mine was …

[2015.07.16]
Progress of Developing Iga Natural Red Clay

We have been developing Iga Natural Red Clay teapot in a past few years. We were originally planning to introduce it in July, however, we are facing a technical issue. The surface of teapot becomes moist We have managed to finalize the clay and the refining method according to the ideal taste. After we made …

[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 …

[2014.10.12]
Mumyoi Joaka clay teapot made by Watanabe Tozo

The red clay teapot traditionally produced in Sado Island is called Mumyoi Yaki. By tradition, the Mumyoi clay was collected from the tunnel inside the Aikawa gold mine. However, since the gold mine was shut down, the entryway to the mine cave was restricted and the artist in Sado was finding the clay from the …

[2014.10.10]
The scale built the inside of kettle is essential for tea

Some of you may be irritated by the scale that is built up in the kettle on the inside. Are not you trying to remove them since it does not look fine? However, it is very important to keep the scale if you wish to enjoy a nice cup of tea. The scale inside the …

[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 …

[2014.04.08]
The Mystery Tea Bought in China Often Taste Different at Home

There is a difference between the tea brought back from China and when it was tasted back there. There are many people who had bought teas from China during their trip, often mentioned that the quality of tea they brought back is not the same as the ones they’ve tried while in China. They also …

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Da Xue Shan Wild Raw Pu-erh Tea 2020 was Released
We have launched 2020 wild puerh tea. This wild tea is from Da Xue Shan located in Lincang of Yunnan Province, China. We started to introduce Da Xue Shan Wild tea since 2010. But 2020 version was completely renewed. This year, we changed the source of tea, the producers and the production method too. Why …
High Mountain Purple Black Tea 2020 is Now Available
We have released High Mountain Purple Black Tea 2020. It was unexpectedly well-made this year. I am truly delighted by its outcome. About Purple Tea The High Mountain Purple tea is made from the specific type of tea, the locals called it “Zi Cha”, that means purple tea in English. It is a rare tea …

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