Japan

Tea Review 529: Aiya’s Premium Sencha

by Jason Walker on June 24, 2014

in green, Japanese

Score: 91 Price (as of post): 80 g = $23.80  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Aiya America. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com

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As we go about our daily lives, the teas we anticipate are being grown, plucked, and processed. I have reached out to my connections across the tea world to collect their reports of how the 2014 Spring Harvest is progressing.

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The Banko-yaki kyusu, Shofu kiln is a thing of beauty to behold and use. Teas of Japan (thes-du-japon.com) offers this teapot made by Yamamoto Hiromi of the Shofu workshop. The Shofu studio was originally the collaboration of three brothers. The teapot was created by the youngest brother, who now focuses on works shown in art […]

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Ippodo NYC

by Jason Walker on February 7, 2014

in green, Japanese

U.S. tea drinking is on the rise. Research has revealed this for several years now. So now might seem like a good time to open a tea store in NYC. Ippodo thinks so. It is dipping its toe into the U.S. tea waters and has opened shop in connection with the Kajitsu dining experience. Some tea […]

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Tea Review 486: Mellow Monk’s Blissful Buds

by Jason Walker on August 27, 2013

in 90-91, green, Japanese

. Origin: Mt. Aso Kumamoto Score: 90 Price (as of post): 100 g = $17.95 Sample provided by Mellow Monk. Get even more in the Member Content. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com Subscribe in a reader or by email

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What Should It Taste Like: Sencha

by Jason Walker on August 15, 2013

in green, Japanese, Member Content

Part of a series: What Should It Taste Like? Like most teas, several key factors can determine the outcome of tea processing. For sencha, two of those factors are shading and steaming. Kabuse tea, or tea from bushes shaded prior to harvest, is sometimes described as a category between sencha and gyokuro, and sometimes as […]

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Tea Review 484: Aiya’s Organic Sencha

by Jason Walker on August 13, 2013

in 90-91, green, Japanese

. Score: 90 Price (as of post): 80 g = $25.80 Sample provided by Aiya America. Get even more in the Member Content. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com Subscribe in a reader or by email

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