Matcha Tea Review: Kama Matcha

BRAND: Matcha Source  |  TEA: “Kama Matcha”  |  GRADE: Ceremonial Grade  |  ORIGIN: Japan Preparation of Matcha Source “Kama Matcha” I prepared this matcha using 2 chashaku scoops (roughly a teaspoon) and 3 oz of purified water at just below 180 degrees Fahrenheit (note that Matcha Source recommends a 180 degree temperature for the best matcha … Read moreMatcha Tea Review: Kama Matcha

Tea Review: Shan Lin XI High Mountain Concubine Oolong (By Eco-Cha)

Brand: Eco-ChaType: Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Concubine Oolong Origin: Zhu Shan, Nantou, Taiwan (1500m elevation, Summer2014)Preparation: 6 steeps, gongfu style (gaiwan). Rinse / 20 seconds / 30 seconds / 45 seconds / 55 seconds / 60 seconds / 90 secondsTemperature: 185 F I’m very pleased to now have Eco-Cha on my radar, and especially appreciative of their story and mission … Read moreTea Review: Shan Lin XI High Mountain Concubine Oolong (By Eco-Cha)

Best Teas for Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

Peppermint tea

With the cold and flu season in full swing, we’re all at greater risk of getting sick (or having to take care of someone that isn’t feeling well). So, allow us to give a little bit of friendly advice; reach for some of the best teas around and get brewing! For years, herbalists have been … Read moreBest Teas for Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

What is Matcha Tea? A Complete Guide to All Things Matcha

Bowls of matcha ppwder on a wooden table

We’ve prepared the following guide to answer the question: What is Matcha tea?  This includes a look at the origins (and rich history) of the beverage, as well as detailed information about the different types and qualities, accessories, rituals and what to consider when buying matcha. We hope you find this guide useful, and please … Read moreWhat is Matcha Tea? A Complete Guide to All Things Matcha