Matcha Made in Heaven!

As we wandered down tiny streets in old Kyoto in search of matcha, we ditched our phones and began to use our eyes as maps. We stopped for tea whenever we found it, in vending machines at train stations, in gardens at old shogun castles, outside of shrines and markets, in fancy little tea shops. Japan had captured us and there was no escaping. Our favorite spot outside of the Fushimi Ina…

Basic Tea Brewing

BASIC TEA BREWINGOften times tea may taste bitter because it has been brewed too long or at to high of temperature.Try these brewing techniques out to get the most out of your tea!(Use Filtered Water for optimum taste)Black Tea: 2–4minutes, 200° (boiling water)Green Tea: 2-3 minutes, 175° (under boiling) look for the tea leaves to uncurl and its readySencha and Gyokuro Green tea - 1-2 minutes, 165…

Our Adventure in India 2015 Origin Trip

Last October we made our way to India to learn more about how tea is grown from a family who has been making tea for generations. If you could dare trade luxuries for a moment- air conditioning for misty jungles, drab black and white for vivacious sari’s, silverware for eating dal with your hands, internet for sketchy maps and taxi rides. If you dare! An adventure in India is waiting for you. Wher…

Tea is an Art!

One thousand hand picked tea shoots makes one pound of tea.In Darjeeling, tea is an art. With the Himalayas in the foreground, the damp, cold climate, and lack of sunlight shortens the growing season adding pressure for tea planters to produce highly sophisticated teas. And wonderfully complex they are as each tea varietal is different from day to day.It takes one thousand hand picked tea shoots t…

Healthy Benefits of Green Tea

Tea has been a part of communities for centuries. It is the most consumed beverage besides water on the planet. And it has some amazing health benefits. Here are some we have found. Green tea is loaded with health benefits and the biggest benefit is catechins. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea is lightly oxidized and processed before it reaches…

What is Matcha?

Matcha is stone ground green tea. The whole green tea leaf is de-veined and de-stemmed and ground into a powder and then whisked in hot water. You get the benefits of the whole leaf in your cup!Matcha is traditionally consumed as part of a tea ceremony. All of our matcha comes from Kyoto, Japan a famed region for green tea. Green tea has the combination of caffeine and L-theanine and this makes it…