Category Archives: Tea tasting traditions

Gyokuro tea

Gyokuro tea

Gyokuro is one of the most sophisticated tea types in the world. Its name translates from Japanese as “jade dew”, and is one of the most celebrated tea types in Japan! Let us learn more about this extraodinary tea! History and production  Gyokuro tea was first discovered by the owner of Yamatoyama tea company in […]

Japanese Sencha Green Tea

Japanese Sencha Green tea

Japanese Sencha Green tea is one of the most refined tea types! It has a wonderful history, an extraordinary taste and a number of health benefits! Let us learn more about Japanese Sencha Green Tea!  Sencha tea types As mentioned earlier, there are quite a few types of Sencha Tea. First of all, most Sencha […]

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea tasting

Oolong tea is one of the most famous and original types of Loose Chinese Green tea. It is known for its extraordinary production process, taste and the traditions associated with it. Let us discover Oolong Tea!  What is Oolong Tea? Oolong tea is the only semi-oxidised type of Chinese Green Tea. In fact, its production […]

Gunpowder tea

Gunpowder green tea

Gunpowder tea is one of the oldest and best known types of tea in China. However, its origins, production techniques, and even its name, are really very original. Let us discover what Gunpowder Tea really is!  Gunpowder Green Tea. History Gunpowder Green Tea originated in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). It is around […]

Jasmine Green Tea

Jasmine Tea

Jasmine Green tea is one of the most famous Chinese Green Tea types in the world. Every single tea addict has heard of Jasmine Green Tea ! Let us learn more about this extraordinary tea type. Jasmine Green Tea. History and production. Jasmine flowers have a very special place in Chinese culture. It is believed […]

Genmaicha Loose tea

Genmaicha Loose Tea

Genmaicha Loose Tea is one of the most extraordinary types of Japanese Green Tea. This tea originated in old Kyoto. Its key feature is the presence of a very unusual ingredient in it: the roasted rice.  That is why Genmaicha Tea was very popular with working class people in old Kyoto. The poor farmers could […]

What is Russian Caravan tea?

Russian Caravan article feat image

Russian Caravan tea is a blend consisting of three famous Chinese teas: Lapsang Souchong, Oolong and Keemun. Here we will tell you everything about this extravagant tea, from the etymology of its name to its health benefits!  Russian Caravan Tea. History. Russian Caravan tea originates from the 18th century. In those days, a new method […]

Orange Pekoe Black Tea

Orange Pekoe tea

Orange Pekoe Black tea is one of the most famous Ceylon Black Tea types. Not only is it very nice on its own, but it is also wonderful for blending other tea types, such as the legendary Earl Grey Tea! Let us discover all about Orange Pekoe tea!  Ceylon Black Tea. History and geography The […]