• Interviews

    Video – Episode 24: Interview with Lauren Purvis of Mizuba Tea Co.

    I’ve gotten a bit off schedule when it comes to videos over the last few months. 2017 is a new year so let’s start off on the right foot! I’m going to change the format a bit going forward. For starters, I’ll only be publishing episodes here (and on YouTube, of course). I discovered that the majority of viewers were watching there anyway. This will help me to avoid having to pay podcast hosting fees and I won’t have to render two different versions of every episode. For that reason, I won’t be calling it a podcast anymore but the content will remain largely the same. You can still expect tea industry interviews, how…


  • Matcha,  Reviews

    A Mizuba Matcha Moment with Friends

    Country of Origin: Japan Leaf Appearance: vibrant green, very fine powder Ingredients: matcha green tea Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: traditional whisking Liquor: deep green It’s been a while since I posted about a Tandem Tea Tasting. Part of the reason for that is that we aren’t holding them as frequently. Life also seems to have gotten exponentially busier with each passing month. I first made the acquaintance of Lauren, the maven behind Mizuba Tea Co., at World Tea Expo 2014. We had been following each other on Instagram and we agreed to meet up at the Teas Etc booth. The moment I found out that she was moving to Portland, I…

  • Teaware and Gadgets

    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…