Category Archives: Discover Tea

Growing conditions, harvest, processing, storage, brewing and culture all play a role in the quality of tea. Browse the following articles for more details on how to make a perfect cup of tea.

Two leaves and a bud… for quality green tea harvest

“Two leaves and a bud” is often a golden standard of tea picking and used as an indicator of tea quality, but there are so many ways you can look at two leaves and a bud. How do they affect aroma, flavor and quality? or two leaves and a bud actually better than three leaves […]

Theanine and Spring Green Tea

Theanine (or L-theanine), an amino acid found in green tea, is most commonly known for calming and meditative effect on body. Some people experience improved mental function and relaxation, and reduced anxiety level after drinking green tea. Theanine is typically found at higher concentration in early spring harvest than in summer and fall harvest. Many […]

How can I tell if my green tea has polyphenols, antioxidants, EGCg, flavonoids or catechins?

Sake and Tea Infusion

Green tea is well known for its antioxidants and health benefits, but how can you tell how much antioxidants and polyphenols you are consuming from your cup of green tea? First, let’s define what all these terms are. Polyphenols, antioxidants, EGCg, flavonoids and catechins,. Antioxidants are molecules commonly found in many natural and synthetic sources. […]

Brewing Green Tea with Less Bitterness

Preparing Green Tea

If you have bitter tea, add sugar and milk. That is one simple solution. If you have no control over tea cultivation and processing, climate, leaf material and processing, there are still ways to make your tea less bitter. If you don’t know where to start…. Try this first. Put 3g of tea leaves into […]