When I think of “iced tea” what usually comes to mind is something fruit flavored, like “mango passion,” or a glass of Southern sweet tea, or maybe an iced chai latte from somewhere like Starbucks, but last summer I had my tea world turned upside down with a sip of one of Ippodo’s remarkable high Continue Reading »
Don’t be intimidated by different tea preparation styles! Our growing selection of Japanese green teas provides exciting insight into Japan’s rich tea heritage.
True Japanes matcha – or, “tencha” as it is called more specifically – is made from the delicate shade-grown tea leaves used to make Gyokuro tea. The tea trees are covered in cloth to protect the leaves from light during the several week period before harvest.
We just received in a shipment from Dammann Frères and asked Julia to share her top five picks with us. A lot of difficult decision-making was involved.