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About Charcoal-Roasted Winter Teas

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This month, we are pleased to welcome two limited release winter teas from our producer in Yame, Fukuoka, Japan. Japanese charcoal-roasted teas are roasted for 30 minutes by the fire, creating a unique aroma and reducing bitterness. Our producer sells this charcoal-roasted tea set in the wintertime to mark the...

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About Autumn Shincha

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Tea—like all agricultural goods—is a product of the seasons. In winter: hibernation. In spring: regrowth. In summer: reaping of spring's rewards. And in autumn: preparation for the solitude ahead and a transition towards sweeter, more comforting brews. Green tea in particular is a product of the seasons. Crafted directly after...

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The Tsuyuhikari Cultivar

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About the relatively new Japanese tea cultivar, tsuyuhikari. Tsuyuhikari is becoming more prevalent in tea production.

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About Shincha

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A short explanation of what shincha—the first harvest of Japanese teas—is, what it tastes like and how it is crafted.

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