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Kyusu teapot - summary of Japanese Kyusu tea pot for beginners

Japanese kyusu teapot (急須), you may find a little mysterious shape. I assume that there are a lot of basic knowledge, its history, main producing district in Japan etc are not being revealed yet. I would like to write the topic about 'Kyusu' this time. Also, I would like to introduce you how to use (how to make [...]

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Sencha and Gyokuro

Green tea has really a lot of varieties from the popular one to something limited to a region. I would like to explain about 'Sencha' and 'Gyokuro' which would represent green tea this time including the characteristic of these 2 teas, how to grow them and how to make etc. 1. First introduction (basic knowledge) In general, tea [...]

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[SAVE 20%] Holiday season sale 2016 !

[SALE STARTS NOV 10 !] SAVE 20% ! Almost all the items ! On top of that, FreeShipping-Worldwide with Bonus for everything.      Holiday season sale 2016 ! & Celebration of the renewed mobile site. The Sale starts November 10, Japan time. Quantities are limited. Act fast and take advantage of this opportunity. Don't miss it! ▼Details here http://www.tokyo-matcha-selection.com/info-notice-save20-holiday-season-sale-2016/?sort=bestselling

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about Bancha green tea

TMS also carries the variety of green tea. Bancha is one of them. We sometimes receive the inquiry from our customers 'what is Bancha?' so I would like to explain about Bancha. 1. Name of Bancha and its meaning People say that in general the origin of Bancha if 'Bangaicha'(番外茶). Ban in this case means 'Junban 順番 [...]

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Tetsubin cast iron tea kettles (pots) in Japan (Nanbu tetsubin)

1. Production areas of Tetsubin iron tea kettles in Japan There are a lot of types for Tetsubin cast iron tea kettles (pots).  Nanbu Tetsubin iron tea kettles in Iwate is famous but Kansai area (Kyoto/Osaka/Shiga), Tohoku area (Yamagata/Iwate) and Hokuriku area (Toyama) and so on, their designs and manufacturing method would be all different. In Iwate prefecture, [...]

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My Sado 茶道 (Matcha Tea ceremony)

The chance to enter the tea's world was I joined the Sado Matcha Tea Ceremony Club (Urasenke) of my university when I was 18 years-old. *I got omenjo (permission) of Urasenke at the university. I thought that Sado is fun as well as teas, after I graduated my university, I [...]

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Hard water

I (Tea Selector: Mr. Taro Ishihara) have lived in Brighton, UK. As they have the hard water (soft water in Japan) so their milk tea was very tasty. I seldom drink milk tea in Japan, but it's a different story if I am outside of Japan. For Japanese tea, I bet Japanese people think it's good for soft [...]

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Best Before Date for Matcha

We often get inquiries from our customers, but please understand that ‘a best before date for matcha is short’. (compare to other teas) Almost all of the products are good for 3-4 months even in Japan. *If it is the genuine matcha product. Matcha, the high-end tea, contains more water than the other tea leaf due to its [...]

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