Japanese Houjicha Sumire - Organic
Our organic Houjicha is a loose green tea from Japan. This tea is not steamed like most Japanese green teas, but roasted over charcoal in a porcelain pot. Because the tea is baked at a high temperature, the color of the tea leaf changes from green to reddish brown.
Because Houjicha is roasted, the bitterness disappears from the tea. The taste is therefore sweet and smoky with caramel notes.
Did you know that tea can also be wonderfully combined with savory foods?
I put it to the test with a delicious piece of old Cantal cheese, brought from the beautiful Auvergne in France. Cantal cheese has a strong taste. Spicy, slightly salty and with full tones in which a creamy, almost vanilla-like hint can be detected. Curious how it tastes in combination with an Oolong from Tanzania?
I know, the real wine purists will find what I'm about to describe a sacrilege... Chardonnay with a purple hue.
A nice summer twist on this white wine. All you need is a few blue ice cubes and Chardonnay. Your friends will be impressed. Curious how to make Chardonnay Violet? Then read on..
Currently one of my favorite tea drinks this summer... Chilled Matcha Latte! Matcha helps to boost your energy and concentration, while also giving you a sense of calm and clarity.
Quick to make and healthy too! Read more about how you can easily make a Chilled Matcha Latte at home.
Do you want to prepare loose leaf tea at home?
That's very simple! To make loose leaf tea you only need a few basic elements. Tea leaves, hot water and something to put your tea in.
However, there are a few things that need some extra attention, such as the temperature of the water and the brewing time of the tea. We've listed it all here for you!
Last week one of our nicest customers, Chloe, came by for a pleasant conversation at our tea table.
Chloe started a podcast last year where she interviews people who play a role in her life. Today it was my turn and I was allowed to elaborate for more than half an hour about one of my great passions ... tea. Follow our conversation on Spotify!
I think every parent encounters this at some point. Isn't there a better alternative to lemonade or fruit juice for your kids? Even the healthy drinks are often still full of sugars and artificial additives. Tasty, but not really healthy. Offering only water is not always an option either. As a mother of two young daughters, I was always faced with this dilemma. Fortunately, as the owner of a tea shop, the solution was close at hand!