Although its name translates to ‘Jade Dew’, in reference to the pale green colour of the cup, Japanese Gyokuro Tea is perhaps better known as ‘precious dew’ and it is a truly striking tea. Considered to be one of the rarer teas in the world, it is also Japan's finest grade of tea and one that requires considerable skill, knowledge and patience to produce. Highly sought after not only by the Japanese, this beautiful green tea is also one [...]
Most Japanese teas fall in the non-oxidised, green tea category and undergo steaming in the initial stages of the processing to stop all oxidation. Japan produces about twenty different types of tea, the most famous of which is Sencha, accounting for roughly 80% of Japan’s tea production.
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Here, at Camellia's Tea House, we have created a series of delicious summer iced drinks, using our hand-blended teas, which we will be sharing with you over the course of the next few weeks. You will also be able to find all of the recipes later on our Tea Journal pages, including last week's Very Berry Iced Tea. This week we are featuring a superbly refreshing and cooling drink, cold brewed with a bit of a twist: Green Mint & Ginger Iced Tea Put about [...]
Hard to imagine how a finely ground green tea powder when whisked properly results in a jady lush green drink called matcha. Beyond the etiquette surrounding the Japanese tea Ceremony tradition that dates back to the twelve century and very important in Zen monasteries in Japan, matcha is now main stream in many parts of the world with various gastronomic applications. Matcha lovers appreciate its freshness and energizing properties. Authentic matcha is made of shade grown tea leaves, preventing direct [...]
We can never stress enough just how beneficial tea drinking is for our overall health and we are always excited when new tea research is conducted and the results reveal the positive effects of our favourite drink. For example, a recent study conducted in Switzerland and published in the March 2014 issue of Psychopharmacology shows that there is a link between drinking green tea and our memory. Although the research was limited in scope and included only twelve healthy volunteers, the results were [...]
Sri Lanka competes with the Far East at its own game. Traditionally, tea from the Indian Subcontinent has almost always been black, while the teas of East Asia are overwhelmingly not - with a few delicious exceptions like Keemun and Yunnan. In recent decades, however, tea-makers of India and Sri Lanka have been experimenting more and more with green, white and oolong teas, with an impressive degree of success. I have had some very respectable green and white teas from [...]
At Camellia's Tea House, one of our passion's is to talk about the truly wonderful health benefits of drinking tea and herbal infusions and this month we wanted to share with you the latest research on Green Tea and its ability to inhibit the Hep C virus. Individuals receiving a liver transplant who are vulnerable to infection by Hepatitis C virus may find green tea inhibits HVC re-infection. End stage liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus is the most [...]