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


Tea tasting: Zhoneti Jimmi Almost Oolong

When the box of teas arrived from Renegade Tea Estate, the first tea that caught my eye was this. Almost Oolong. As always, I love ziplocked packaging and I really admire how the teas come with comprehensive information on the packaging. It goes beyond the usual minimalist labels that are commonly found on many tea … Continue reading Tea tasting: Zhoneti Jimmi Almost Oolong