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CHART AND DEFINITION OF JAPANESE TEA TYPES

Japanese tea is often described as ‘green tea’ and limited to the major brands of tea that are fashioned in Japan. These include sencha, kabusecha, …

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HOW POSITIVE ENERGY IN TEA BRINGS US MORE SPIRITUAL AWARENESS

At The Tea Crane we not only select the best Japanese artisan teas. Our ultimate goal is to support those artisan manufacturers that are struggling …

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A CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR DEDICATED TEA TASTING NOTEBOOK WITH THE DESIGNER.

INTRODUCTION Sven Kraus is a renowned calligrapher and artisan craftsman in the “toji” Japanese bookbinding style. He has designed and fully hand-crafted a Japan-themed notebook dedicated …

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A CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR SHIGARAKI TEA SET WITH THE DESIGNER.

INTRODUCTION When I visited the Shigaraki potter Hozan, I encountered this beautifully designed shiboridashi teapot. As I learned more of its background, I discovered that the …

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WHY IS IT MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND HIGH-GRADE ORGANIC MATCHA AS OPPOSED TO ORGANIC LEAF TEA?

While there is a good variety of organically well-produced delicious green, oolong and black teas out there, it doesn’t cease to surprise me how very …

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WHAT HAS WAKING UP IN THE MORNING TO DO WITH TEA?

Why do you wake up in the morning? What energizes you to come out of bed and start the day? Or, what do you do …

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HOW I ACTIVATED LAZY ME.

We are being told this same thing over and over. The internet is overflowing with blogs and content aiming to convey the exact same message. …

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VISITING THE SHAPERS OF THE JAPANESE TEA OF THE FUTURE.

Last month, a tea expert from Belgium consulted me regarding a visit of the most renowned tea producing regions in the Kansai area. The three-day …

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THE EFFICIENCY OF MACHINES VS. OUR PREFERENCE OF TASTE

Contemporarily, Japan is renown for its green tea. Matcha is overtaking the world as a ‘power food’, and is rapidly gaining preference with the more …

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HOW MACHINERY CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF TEA FARMING

On a stroll through the Tea Mountains in Nara, I suddenly paused when I came across a beautifully laid out tea garden with bushes running …

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THE HABIT OF STORING TEA WELL

Drinking tea is a habit, and many tea drinkers I know like to sample different teas instead of drinking the same tea all the time. …