Tea tasting: Asamushi sencha (Wumin’s Clan)

This would be the second tea produced by the anonymous group of tea farmers known as Wumin's Clan that I have tasted so far. You can read more about them in a previous post. Asamushi or light-steamed sencha is steamed for a shorter period of time than a regular sencha. It is steamed between the … Continue reading Tea tasting: Asamushi sencha (Wumin’s Clan)

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Global Tea Initiative’s 6th Annual Colloquium 2021

The Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science held its annual colloquium online via Zoom this year, due to Covid-19. I first heard of GTI when I attended the World Green Tea Conference in November 2019. Its founding director and associate professor at UC Davis Dr Katharine Burnett was one of … Continue reading Global Tea Initiative’s 6th Annual Colloquium 2021

Special Focus on Shizuoka: Tea experiences on the Makinohara Plateau

The Makinohara Plateau is well-known for the scenery of tea plantations that stretch as far as the eyes could see. This vast tea-growing area, located on the western bank of the Oi River in central Shizuoka, is also Japan’s largest at some 5,000 hectares. Tea production here goes back to the start of the Meiji … Continue reading Special Focus on Shizuoka: Tea experiences on the Makinohara Plateau