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[2015.01.15]
Easy way to understand the scientific name of tea

Tea is made of the plant called Camellia sinensis. But as you know, it is further classified into various type …

[2014.04.08]
The Mystery Tea Bought in China Often Taste Different at Home

There is a difference between the tea brought back from China and when it was tasted back there. There are man …

[2013.12.23]
Visiting Sado Island in Winter

I visited Sado Island to meet our potters, Watanabe Tozo and Shimizu Ken. This Island is situated in the north …

[2013.09.26]
The unexpected reason why the tea with milk is popular

Majority of customers who visit my shop usually drink their tea without the addition of milk and sugar. Howeve …

charcoal treated water for tea
[2013.09.07]
Charcoal does not always promise a nice cup of tea

Do you believe that charcoal treated water sometimes spoil the taste of tea?Some people place a piece of charc …

[2013.06.06]
The earlier the plucking does not mean the better the quality is

Traditionally, it is widely believed that Japanese green tea plucked on the Hachijyuhachi Ya (八十八夜) should be …

[2013.05.20]
The Bee God Tree in Mang Jing

I had the opportunity to enjoy the sight of nature’s great creation in Mang Jing which is a small village loca …

[2013.04.23]
The ultimate self-sufficient lifestyle of Yunnan minority people

Whenever I went to Yunnan minority villages, one thing always gave me a very deep impression.   Lifestyle …

[2013.04.04]
The warm welcoming by pu-erh tea farmer with home-cooked lunch

Looking out the ideal pu-erh tea in the minority’s village of Yunnan, we often have an honor to have lun …

HOJO TEA Online Shop NEWSlist

New Release of High Mountain Purple Black Tea
We have released High Mountain Purple Black Tea. It is made from the wild tea variety called Zi cha (purple te …
New Release of Guo Gan Ripe Pu-erh from Myanmar
We released ripe pu-erh tea produced in Myanmar from the area called Guo Gan. This is very limited and rare ki …

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