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Super Shincha Selection - Chado Tea House May 2024

Super Shincha Selection - Chado Tea House May 2024

Shincha Tea is the New Tea of the Year. It is harvested on the 88th night after the first day of Spring in Japan. It is a wonderful burst of flavor and vigor. We have a new tea—Diamond Sencha, a premium tea. We also have an old favorite, Nama Sencha, the Shincha version, to try.
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Super Spring - Chado Newsletter April 2024

Super Spring - Chado Newsletter April 2024

While we wait for the new tea, Shincha, we look at two more mature classic teas from Japan. We have a wonderful, tasty, fresh Genmaicha tea and a fabulous San-Nen Bancha that has been aged three years from being harvested to delivery to your cup, full of aroma and taste.
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Double Sakura Surprise - Chado Newsletter March 2024

Double Sakura Surprise - Chado Newsletter March 2024

Vancouver is in Cherry Blossom Heaven. Our 43,000 trees are starting to bloom, and it's fabulous—fabulous, like our premium sakuracha tea from Kagoshima—a fine Sencha tea with a touch of cherry blossom. Our Yuzu Kuki Matcha Tea, a Sencha with Yuzu, is also fabulous.
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Tea Lovers' Heaven - Chado Newsletter February 2024

Tea Lovers' Heaven - Chado Newsletter February 2024

Japanese green tea is sometimes synonymous with Sencha, which is by far the most common Japanese Tea. Sencha is not one taste; there are as many variations of Sencha as tea producers in Japan. Each one is unique and exciting to discover. Here, we present Mori and Kirari.
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Fetcha cup of Kuromamecha - Chado Newsletter January 2024

Fetcha cup of Kuromamecha - Chado Newsletter January 2024

We are happy to announce that we now carry a very tasty tea made from soybean -Kuromamecha. Kuromamecha is a tea made from black soybeans. Soybeans are one of the few 'complete protein' foods - this tea is not only tasty and delicious but also caffeine-free.
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WOW That Was Good - Chado Newsletter December 2023

WOW That Was Good - Chado Newsletter December 2023

Gyokuro is a highly prized Japanese Green Tea. Some consider it the most outstanding green tea of them all. It is a shaded tea like Matcha and has a sweet, delicate taste. Try also a Kukicha Gyokuro for a more robust version of the Tea - the included stems add beautifully to the taste.
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Matcha and Amaterasu - Chado November 2023

Matcha and Amaterasu - Chado November 2023

Matcha is a powdered green tea from Japan. Made from shaded tea, it is first processed into Tencha and then ground to make Matcha. We visited a Matcha Grinding Facility and witnessed hundreds of grinding wheels working to produce the finest Matcha Tea.
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Destination Wazuka - Chado October 2023

Destination Wazuka - Chado October 2023

After a beautiful trip to Wazuka to study Japanese Tea, we return full of new wonder about the wonderful world of tea. Sencha is steamed to stop oxidation - unless it is not, sometimes it is pan-fired and sometimes again for a roasting. Japanese Tea is traditional and evolving!
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Fall Teas - Chado September 2023

Fall Teas - Chado September 2023

Fall or Autumn is here, and so is the season's tea. The tea this month is deep steamed - Fukasmushi and prior to harvesting, the plants are covered - Kabuse. A premium Fukamushi Sencha, especially for Fall. Please give this tea a try and be surprised by the subtle flavors of the autumn leaves. 
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Teas from the Mountains - Chado August 2023

Teas from the Mountains - Chado August 2023

You selected the perfect tea, it has been delivered and you're ready to prepare it for the first time. You measure out the exact amount of tea, your favorite kuysu ready, it's good to go, and the water temperature is set - but how is your water? is it soft water or hard water? - does it matter?
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Obon and a Big Package of Stems and Leaves Tea

Obon and a Big Package of Stems and Leaves Tea

We now have a sencha tea made from young leaves and stems of plants from the Yabukita cultivar available in 200g (7oz) portions. This tea is not high in Umami; instead, it has a sweetness from the first flush stems along with a refreshing mouthfeel from the second flush.
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Cold Brew and Iced Tea for Summer - Chado June 2023

Cold Brew and Iced Tea for Summer - Chado June 2023

We all like something cold to drink in the Summer. Tea is a great thirst quencher - hot or cold. We have some tea that is designed to be brewed in cold water; we have an interesting way to try iced-Gyokuro; Genmaicha is wonderful straight from the refrigerator.
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