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The Miracle of Matcha Tea

The Miracle of Matcha Tea

Another great article that the Specialty Tea Institute has sent its certified tea specialists. This one was written by a global company that does emphasize China. Interesting that they showcase matcha, even though matcha type tea started in China around the 6th century, people today really think of Japan for matcha tea. Japan also has the best matcha tea.

Some of the health benefits are anti-aging, eliminating toxins, cancer prevention, weight loss, increasing energy and stamina, calming effect, improving immune functioning, promoting gastric health, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, and preventing gum disease and osteoporosis. The article goes into detail about each health benefit.

New teas I blended

I haven’t talked for a while about new teas I blended or got from the farms in origin countries. Actually just looked it up and it has been last year. Yikes!  I definitely have been getting more teas and blending.  I received some teas from Japan, China, and Taiwan and blended a few teas too. Here are most of them:

 

Orange Rosehip Hibiscus Rooibos

 

Alishan GABA Oolong

Fruit Tisane

 

Golden Lily Oolong

 

Golden Monkey Black

Guayusa

Gyokuro

 

Heavy Roasted Dark Oolong

Hojicha Dark Roast

 

Honey Nectar Oolong

Japanese Oolong

 

Lemon Ginger Rooibos

 

Lemon Ginger Sencha

 

Milk Oolong

Heritage Matcha

Pu-erh in a Tangerine

Japanese Tea Tasting

This Saturday I will hopefully be doing a Japanese tea tasting and Japanese tea history. Hopefully Friday I will hear good news about a potential prospect.  Today I had a meeting with a lady to partner with her and someone else, details will come once some things get more formalized.  Next Monday evening I will be teaching another free Tea 101 class, aka intro to tea.

I think my next post will be more informative than telling my goings on.  Hopefully, my writing will also be better than that last sentence, lol.

Learning about Japanese Green Tea

On Friday 17, 2017 I was lucky enough to be invited to hear Oscar Brekell speak about Japanese green tea at the Ivy Room in Chicago.  Been invited to these events since 2012. Always learn so much about various Japanese products like saki, sushi, and other Japanese delicacies.This time it was hearing Oscar Brekell, certified as a Nihoncha Japanese Tea Instructor,  talk about Japanese green tea. Only 7 non-Japanese have this designation, so this was a true honor.  He was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.  Oscar learned about Japanese green teas from planting to the final product of different Japanese green teas.  Some of the green teas he mentioned are not exported, so the only way you know about them is to visit Japan.

I was also able to try a product that cost at least $250 a bottle (wine bottle size).  It was tasty and well balanced.

Green Tea in the News

Some more good news about green tea becoming more popular.  Found this article about a week or two ago in the World Tea News.  They have many articles about the tea industry, sometimes good, sometimes so-so, and sometimes bad.  The main goal is to be accurate about various aspects of the tea industry.  I have been lucky to have subscribed to this newsletter for over a dozen years.  Learning trends and sometimes strifes that happen in areas of the tea growing world.   It was nice to read an article that was predominately giving good news for my industry.

As a lover of Japanese green teas, I really like reading this article.  Not only does Japanese green tea taste good to me and it is a very healthy beverage too.

Right now I only have 2 Japanese green teas: Sencha and Genmaicha, but can get special orders of almost any green tea from Japan.  It may take awhile, but it is doable.  I am waiting for my business to pick up a little before I do several grades of matcha tea.  The photo below is Sencha tea.

Chinese style green tea is also very healthy and tasty too.  Some people prefer one over the other, so choose the one you like the most. Be happy that you are enjoying a tasty beverage that is increasing in popularity and good for your health.