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Ooika – Green Tea Aroma Generated From Shading

Matcha, gyokuro and kabushecha grown in the shade are said to have a fragrance called ooika, covered aroma. “Ooi” means shade and “ka” means aroma in Japanese.  This article talks about ooika, , th...

Key Factors to Brew Japanese Green Teas Perfectly

When you hear that different types of green tea have different brewing methods, you may think that green tea is just difficult. No, it's not. The key factors to brew Japanese green teas deliciously...

What Type of Tea is Kabusecha?

Kabusecha is a type of tea of which plants are shaded for about a week before tea leaves are picked. The word “kabuse” means to shade. This method is also used to make matcha (tea powder) and gyoku...

What is Gyokuro ?

The next tea on our list is called “Gyokuro”. Gyokuro is a type of green tea that is very expensive. It translates as “jade dew”, because of its pale green color.  Gyokuro is different from teas li...

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