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2021.08.30

What is important to brew good Japanese tea?

Brewing tea in a kyusu requires more effort than brewing it in a plastic bottle, but it is a great way to switch off from your busy life and relax your mind and body.

With a few tips, you can brew a delicious cup of tea at home.
The staff of a Japanese tea specialty store will show you how to brew and store delicious tea.

 

Three important things to brew tea.
 

  1. High quality water
  2. High quality water
    First, let’s focus on the water. The taste of Japanese tea varies greatly depending on the “water” used.
    In general, the water that goes well with tea is “soft water.
     

  3. small teapot
  4. small teapot
    You can use your own kyusu, but I recommend the kyusu with a net over it rather than the basket net type.
    However, it is recommended to use a kyusu with a net over it rather than a basket net type, because it allows the tea leaves to spread better.
    This is because it creates convection currents and allows the tea ingredients to leach out.

    I recommend Tokonameyaki teapots.
    Tokonameyaki is a type of pottery produced in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is made of smooth clay and is characterized by its red color.
    The red color is due to the presence of iron oxide in the clay, which reacts with the catechins in Japanese tea.
    The reddish color is due to the presence of iron oxide in the clay, which reacts with the catechins in Japanese tea to produce a mellow taste.
     

  5. tea leaf
  6. tea leaf
    Some of the tea leaves in the market are of poor quality.
    Even if the tea is good, if it has not been used for a long time after it has been opened, its aroma and taste may have deteriorated.
    The best quality is the one that is thin and needle-like in shape, and the best aroma is the one that retains the fresh fragrance of the first tea buds.

2021.08.27

How to Make Iced Hojicha Latte

Today I will show you how to make a Iced Hojicha Latte using tea bags.
 
Iced hojicha latte recipe

  1. Place one tea bag in a cup.
  2. Pour a small amount of hot water.
  3. Press with a spoon to extract a thicker amount.
  4. Add ice to cool.
  5. Pour cold milk or soy milk into it.

How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte

It’s done!
Stir it a little and drink it.
 
This is the product I used this time.
Fragrant Houjicha tea bag

2021.08.26

autumn tea

 

 

 

After a series of rains, we have had a series of sunny days at the end of the summer season.

Fallen leaves have started to decorate the streets, but it’s still getting a little chilly in the mornings and evenings… I can’t say that yet.

 

 

With autumn just around the corner, we produced our annual autumn tea.

 

We compare our tea leaves again, which emphasize flavor and mellowness, and blend and roast them, imagining the time when the weather will be a little cooler.

 

 

The tea leaves are prepared during the new tea season in April of this year.

 

However, this year’s tea has its own unique characteristics, so the roasting temperature is based on the previous year’s roasting temperature, while searching for the best temperature for this year’s tea during the roasting process.

 

“The temperature is adjusted until it feels right.

 

 

and raise or lower the temperature as much as possible until it feels right.

 

 

Well, this is normal and normal work.

 

2021.08.23

How to Make Hot Hojicha Latte

Hojicha is roasted green tea.
 
Houjicha is low in caffeine and can be drunk safely and deliciously by small children and pregnant women.
 
You can drink it with hot water or even cold water.
 
I recommend the Hojicha Latte.
I’ll show you how to make a simple “Hojicha Latte” using tea bags!
 
Hot hojicha latte recipe

  1. Place one tea bag in a cup.
  2. Pour a small amount of hot water.
  3. Press with a spoon to extract a thicker amount.
  4. Pour in warmed milk or soy milk.
  5. Put some milk foam on top.

How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
How to Make Hojicha Latte
 
It’s done!
 
This is the product I used this time.
Fragrant Houjicha tea bag
 
Next time I will show you how to make a Iced Hojicha Latte.

2021.08.04

summer teas

Summer is hot.

 

That’s why we offer “summer teas” with water.

 

 

By the way, people say that our tea has less astringency and bitterness and more umami and sweetness.

 

[Umami] is a kind of soup stock in cooking, and it is a flavor that can be felt from a kind of glutamic acid contained in kelp and shiitake mushrooms.

 

In tea, it is contained in an ingredient called “theanine,” which is said to have a relaxing effect and help you get a good night’s sleep.

 

 

The difference in quality depends on how you select such a delicious tea from among the many new teas available in April and May.

 

If you don’t select the best ones, no matter how ingenious you are in blending or roasting, the tea will never be as good as it could be.

 

 

 

And then the work is done.

 

Sometimes, in the evening, I go jogging at the Saitobaru Kofun Tumulus Group, a 10-minute drive away.

 

 

Surrounded by greenery, this is the best environment for exercise.

 

In this way, I am trying to brush up my mind and body so that I can still be sensitive, so that I don’t get rusty with age, so that I can keep my stomach in and my heart out.

 

 

I will do my best every day, repeating small regrets and remorse, but also making use of my sensitivity.

 

 

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