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Tea Monologues

An online repository of tea-related musings, monologues and knowledge.

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Unglazed Teapots from Tokoname

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About unglazed Japanese teapots and specific information about the flat style Japanese kyusu.

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About Gyokuro

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About gyokuro, the Japanese tea meaning "jade dew" and gyokuro grading.

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How to Make an Iced Hōjicha Latte

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A simple and sweet recipe to make iced houjicha lattes at home.

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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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Producer Stories: Asahiyaki

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About Asahiyaki, 16th generation pottery studio in Kyoto, Japan

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