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Roasted Barley tea – Mugicha

Roasted Barley Tea – A Japanese Summertime Favorite

What is Roasted Barley Tea? Roasted barley tea, also commonly referred to as “mugicha,” is a popular beverage in Japan. Even though it is referred to as tea, it does not actually contain any tea leaves. Rather, it is an infusion of unhulled barley grains and...

Kettle Brewing

Certain teas are best when brewed in a kettle, that boiling the water with the leaves inside. This is the difference we make between the word "steeping" and "brewing". We use "steep" to mean infusing the water (hot or cold) with flavor extracted from the...

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How to brew Batabatacha

BUY BanchaBatabatacha Here is a quick brewing technique for batabatacha. Please adjust water and tea leaves amount to your taste. *Usually a kettle is used for brewing but we didn't have one at our office so decided to use a pan instead. [gallery ids="15672,15673,15674,15679,15675,15676,15677,15678,15680"] Traditionally, batabatacha is whisk until...

Gyokuro Steeping Technique

Remember, these techniques are guidelines meant to start you off. Depending on your own personal taste, the water type you have available, and of course the specific tea leaves, you should learn to adjust the water amount, temperature, tea leaf amount and steep time to...

Warm Water Steeping Technique

Remember, these techniques are guidelines meant to start you off. Depending on your own personal taste, the water type you have available, and of course the specific tea leaves, you should learn to adjust the water amount, temperature, tea leaf amount and steep time to...

Standard Steeping Technique

Remember, these techniques are guidelines meant to start you off. Depending on your own personal taste, the water type you have available, and of course the specific tea leaves, you should learn to adjust the water amount, temperature, tea leaf amount and steep time to...

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Tisanes: Sakura Tea Steeping Instructions

[caption id="attachment_448" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sakura Tea from Kyoto Obubu Tea Plantations[/caption] Sakura Tea, or Cherry Blossom Tea, is made from salt-pickled cherry blossoms of the yaezakura type of Japanese cherry tree (not to be confused with fruit bearing cherry trees, a different species). These blossoms, representing...

How to make matcha tea

The below are basic instructions on how to make matcha tea for one person. Since we are farmers and not tea ceremony masters, we encourage you to experiment to get just the right taste…more powder for a thicker taste, more water for a thinner...

Ice Steeping Technique

[threecol_two]Remember, these techniques are guidelines meant to start you off. Depending on your own personal taste, the water type you have available, and of course the specific tea leaves, you should learn to adjust the water amount, temperature, tea leaf amount and steep time to...

Cold water steeping instructions

Remember, these techniques are guidelines meant to start you off. Depending on your own personal taste, the water type you have available, and of course the specific tea leaves, you should learn to adjust the water amount, temperature, tea leaf amount and steep time to...