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The CHASH Tea blog

This is where you get to help choose what we talk about. We will be regularly posting news from the tea world, but encourage you to let us know if you have a favourite topic Keep popping back - you may find your tea topic covered!
May 18, 2019

Best Seat in the House

Uji was the focal point for early tea traders and is considered the home of Japanese tea. I arrived into Uji early morning and found the town had yet to wake up. So I decided to head away from the town, up into the hills. The mountain air was good […]
May 13, 2019

Tea Friends

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” ~ Seneca, Roman Philosopher . . I have been fortunate to know Matsu San for more than 7 years. Each time I see him I understand his passion, joie de vivre and enthusiasm a […]
May 4, 2019

Competition Time!

Competition Time 😄🎉 We have Matcha Chocolate to give away. Absolutely delicious!! Most Matcha food is made with cheap, rubbish Matcha but these little beauties are made from Ceremonial Matcha 🌱👍🍵😘 For a chance to win, follow us on social media (@chashtea) and tell us why you are a #matchalover […]
April 30, 2019


Here the Tea Master made us a cup of Gyokuro. This shaded tea is the highest tea in Japan. It is grown in only 3 small areas and can only be produced once a year (hence the hefty price tag!) _______________ How to Prepare Gyokuro ~ with each infusion, Steeping […]
April 28, 2019

Cold Tea Garden!

For more than 800 years this tiny village has been home to Japanese tea. It is breathtakingly beautiful. And today it was also exceptionally cold. Luckily a nice local woman lent me her blanket!     #beprepared #coolmountainair #tealife #teagarden #teatour #teaadventure #solotraveller #teacurious #teatravel #teaadventures #ilovetea #teajourney #thisisteatime #worldoftea […]
April 25, 2019

Tea Fields of Kyoto

Even on an overcast morning, the tea fields of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture manage to look quite magnificent. The air was cool and fresh. I arrived in the first week of the new tea season. The leaves from these fields are due to be picked within days…
April 23, 2019

Zen Meditation

Today I had the rare pleasure of an invitation into the home of a Buddhist Monk. We had a meditation session and then he made us tea! Tea forms an integral part of his meditation (tea is the first thing he has when he wakes up and the last thing […]
April 22, 2019

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