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This quick post will focus on a new pair of Hana No Uta Arita Yaki teacups that I received from Yuuki-Cha. If you have not followed my previous recommendations to check out Yuuki-Cha, both for their amazing (and all organic) Japanese teas and the handmade teawares, then do it now! These cups were handcrafted in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture, Japan. Let’s take a look at the photos first. Hana No… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Organic Miyazaki Kuchinashi Oolong Tea from Yuuki-Cha. You may view this product on the Yuuki-Cha website by clicking here. This Kuchinashi Oolong comes from the same JAS certified organic tea farm as the Koubi Shiage Oolong that I reviewed yesterday. There are some distinct differences between the two oolongs. First, the leaves used for the Kuchinashi Oolong are harvested from Takachiho and Minami Sayaka cultivar tea… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Organic Miyazaki Koubi Shiage Oolong Tea from Yuuki-Cha. You may view this product at the Yuuki-Cha website by clicking here. Japan is not yet known for the oolong styles of tea produced there, but that may change in the coming years. I ordered two organic oolong teas from Yuuki-Cha, one on the lighter side of oxidation and roasting, and the other on the heavier side of… Read More

Here is a tea that I have been excited to review since receiving the package. Today, I have the time to give this high quality, beautiful tea the careful attention that it demands. This review will focus on the Organic Uji Gyokuro Gokou Green Tea from Yuuki-Cha. To view this tea at the Yuuki-Cha website, please click here. Yuuki-Cha sourced this gyokuro green tea from a JAS certified organic garden in Ujitawara,… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Organic Tezumi Teira Kamairicha Kanayamidori Green Tea from Yuuki-Cha. You may view this product at the Yuuki-Cha website by clicking here. One of the few remaining artisan Kamairicha green teas produced in Japan, this product is processed completely by hand. The leaves of the Kanayamidori cultivar tea bushes are hand-picked (Tezumi), and hand roasted (Teira), unlike the majority of Japanese Kamairicha green teas which are now… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Hime Fuki Organic Makurazaki Black Tea, purchased from Yuuki-Cha. You may view this product at the Yuuki-Cha Shop by clicking here. First, I would like to say a few words about Yuuki-Cha. Ever since my interest in Japanese tea began while attending a Japanese Tea Ceremony, I have become a rather frequent visitor of the Yuuki-Cha website. At first, I went there to see all of… Read More