What Does Rooibos Taste Like?

In this article we explore all the various things to know about Rooibos. And, we’ll start with one of the most common questions: What does rooibos tea taste like? Rooibos boasts a light, earthy tone and a natural sweetness that is instantly recognizable. But no two blends are the same — from green rooibos to … Read more

Comprehensive Guide to Mint Tea

Mint tea bag steeped in a hot cup of water

When we look for alternatives to drinking true teas, like herbal teas, it can be for a few different reasons. One reason would be to drink a cup or two of tea late at night without having to worry about caffeine keeping us up. Another might be to try different flavors to pair with food, … Read more

A Complete Guide to Cast Iron Teapots

A blue cast iron kettle

It is said that it was during the 17th and 18th century that the first Cast Iron Teapots were made in Japan. However, there are accounts of the cast iron teapot being present during the Sen no Rikyu period, the historical figure most famous for influencing the Traditional Japanese “Way of Tea.” Known as Tetsubin … Read more

Why is Matcha so Expensive?

Why is matcha tea so expensive

Have you ever wanted to try matcha tea, but then hesitated because of the price? The high price point is often deters people from enjoying this wonderful beverage. Matcha tea is expensive because it tends to be high quality and has a complicated production process. The standards for matcha are strict, and the plants grow … Read more

How to Get Matcha to Dissolve

chashaku matcha bamboo whisk

Matcha, a specially prepared kind of green tea, is unique among all teas since preparation is one of the most important aspects to get a rich, creamy drink with lots of flavor. Getting the matcha to dissolve properly can be one of the biggest challenges for newcomers, and there are a lot of factors that … Read more