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    Guest Post: The Chasen by Lauren Danson

    The next issue of my quarterly journal is going out at the end of April. In it, matcha maven +Lauren Danson of Mizuba Tea Co. will be sharing her experiences sourcing tea in Japan. I’m also excited to share this great guest post that she wrote about the most essential tool for making matcha. To make sure that you don’t miss the journal when it is released, just sign up using the form below! #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Sign me…

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    Guest Post: Taiwan Mountain Tea – The Indigenous Plant

    Today’s guest post was contributed by Andy Kincart of Eco-Cha Tea. We often hear about how tea was brought to Taiwan from other countries but I have never heard of an indigenous variety even existing until now. On my first visit to the Nantou Global Tea Expo this year, I bumped into the niece of one of my oldest tea farmer friends from Lu Gu. She was there helping a friend as a vendor of his tea from the Sun Moon Lake Area. What first stood out to me about their booth, among hundreds of vendors, was the backdrop photos of reddish-purple leaf buds of tea. I instantly thought, “Iʼve never seen that…

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    Guest Post – The Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Stations (TRES): Basic Information and Developments by Kevin Craig

    Today I’m excited to share a guest post from Kevin Craig. We “met” through Twitter and after connecting on various forms of social media, I quickly discovered that his passion for tea rivals my own. The various cultivars of tea is something that I wish I knew more about so I’m thankful to have him share this information with you all. Before getting started on the subject material, please let me thank Nicole for allowing me to submit a guest post to her blog. Nicole was very patient in waiting for this submission. Thanks again, Nicole. Over the past month, I have had the pleasure of sampling about a dozen various black and…