Tea tasting: Ureshino Saemidori Mikkou Koucha (Ota Shigeki Seicha Kojo)

Mikkou koucha or honey-scented black tea is one of the more unusual black teas from Japan. Honey-scented here doesn't mean adding any fragrance or flavouring to the tea, but is a natural occurence after tea leaves are bitten by an insect known as unka or planthopper that usually appear during the summer. A famous bug-bitten … Continue reading Tea tasting: Ureshino Saemidori Mikkou Koucha (Ota Shigeki Seicha Kojo)

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In the news: Matcha improves sleep quality, social cognitive function

Good news for matcha lovers! 🍵💚 We know theanine contained in matcha has been previously reported to be effective in relieving stress, improving sleep, and improving working memory. This time, it was officially confirmed in the world's first clinical trial that matcha is not only delicious, but also good in several important ways. Tea producer Ito … Continue reading In the news: Matcha improves sleep quality, social cognitive function