how long does tea last?

how long does tea last?
A question we get often is how long does loose-leaf tea last? And as with most subjects, our answer is: it depends on the tea. And it also depends on the method of storage. With tea, it always seems to depend; there's no one easy blanket answer.

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maker spotlight: the Kinezuka Family

maker spotlight: the Kinezuka Family
“A good farmer knows that to produce good crops, one must first develop good soil. Thus, the taste of good organic tea is made half of tea leaves and half of the hearts of their farmers.” 

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what are buds?

what are buds?
The bud refers to the youngest shoot of the leaves. They tend to be the most tender, delicate, and sought after part of the tea plant.

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three teas for your skin

three teas for your skin
We boast all of the time how amazing tea is for your body, mind, and soul. It turns out, it’s also an all-star friend for your skin. Many companies around the world are starting to explore using tea as an ingredient, but it’s also possible to get many of the desired effects just from drinking the leaves themselves.

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let's talk about astringency

let's talk about astringency
Astringency is caused by tannins, which are found naturally occurring in tea, wine and coffee. It refers to that drying sensation that you usually can feel most prominently on the surface of your tongue.

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