Tea tasting: Pink Tea (Sunrouge)

I have been fascinated by the rare Japanese tea cultivar known as Sunrouge for a long time. It was a cross between Camellia Sinensis and Camellia Taliensis, which produced reddish/purplish tea leaves. Rich in anthocyanins, which are antioxidant compounds commonly found in purple-coloured foods, the Sunrouge cultivar has been the subject of much scientific research … Continue reading Tea tasting: Pink Tea (Sunrouge)

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Tea tasting: Chakura’s Emerald Drop

In Japan, the cultivated variety or cultivar of tea known as Yabukita accounts for about three quarters of national tea production since its development in the 1950s. However, even though it is the dominant cultivar, there are also other cultivars developed and sold. It is perceived that cultivar diversity is a good thing for the … Continue reading Tea tasting: Chakura’s Emerald Drop