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Green Tea and Health

Green Tea and Health

We are hearing ever more about green tea’s potential health benefits. Western medicine, too, is paying more and more attention to tea. Myriad studies have and are being conducted – with ever more positive findings. We can state with confidence that green tea is one of our healthiest beverages. But what medical conditions can it potentially keep at bay?

How to Make Green Tea at Home: Rules to Follow

How to Make Green Tea at Home: Rules to Follow

Some green tea varieties differ in how they’re prepared as well as in their character and aroma. Centuries of brewing experience have shaped the grounding principles that, carefully following a few simple steps at home, will help us bring out the best in the tea leaf and serve a harmonious brew.

Shincha, the Year’s First Japanese Green Tea

Shincha, the Year’s First Japanese Green Tea

April marks the Japanese tea harvest kick-off. This is when tea bushes produce the finest quality leaves. Shincha or “new tea” is the first-to-cup brewed from these and is a sought-after delicacy outside Japan. But even in Japan vigilance is a must if we don’t want to miss the year’s first tea: shincha, Japan’s most elusive green tea sells out quickly. But why so popular? Read on to find out!

Sakura – The Bloom of Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Sakura – The Bloom of Japanese Cherry Blossoms

If it’s Japan, it’s cherry blossom – it is what first comes to people’s mind about Japan. For centuries sakura has been an iconic feature of Japanese culture and identity. It has inspired – and continues to inspire – countless works of literature, music, and fine art. It is a recurrent symbol not only for artists, but is also an integral part of everyday life in today’s Japan. When late-March comes around, we can, once again, prepare for bloom of the cherry blossom.

How to Recognise Premium Green Tea?

How to Recognise Premium Green Tea?

A wide and growing selection of green tea is available in Hungary. But consumer beware: there can be a tremendous difference between individual varieties. Follow a few simple tips to select and enjoy premium, truly amazing green tea.

New Year’s Traditions in Japan

New Year’s Traditions in Japan

The Japanese New Year is just right around the corner. It is Japan’s greatest holiday, observed with relish by millions. As the Japanese culture’s most cherished celebration, we, too, must share with you some of the myriad customs associated with shogatsu, the Japanese New Year. We’ve gathered some of the greatest for your unabashed enjoyment. Tea, too, naturally has its own very special New Year’s tradition.

CHANOYU<br />Story of the Japanese tea ceremony

CHANOYU
Story of the Japanese tea ceremony

It is well known that the Japanese tea ceremony looks back on impressive traditions. Still, very few of us are actually familiar with its real roots. How is it linked with wine tasting? And what connects Chinese paintings with the Japanese tea ceremony?

Matcha in Japanese Cuisine

Matcha in Japanese Cuisine

At the heart of the Japanese tea ceremony, matcha also prominently features in other areas of Japanese cuisine. Pastry chefs especially love it for its unique flavour, which can lift even the most ordinary of deserts to a whole new level of culinary delight. Not to mention the visual pleasures of its spectacularly vibrant green hues.

What Makes Green Tea Green?

What Makes Green Tea Green?

The pleasures of tea are visual as well as culinary. The brew poured into the pot delights with its sparkling hues. We can recognise varieties of tea just by eying their brew. Indeed, we can even guess the growing area they come from by its colour. Few people, however, actually know why a green tea can boast a light yellow or more robust green hues.

Kyusu – The Teapot for Japanese Tea

Kyusu – The Teapot for Japanese Tea

The tea pot, too, is pivotal to attaining the perfect taste. Different kinds of tea call for different types of tea pot for best results. To help you prepare the finest brew to enjoy in your own home, we will help you navigate the world of types of tea and types of tea pot in which to best brew your green tea.