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History of tea, How was tea brought to Japan from China?

Tea has a long and varied history that dates back thousands of years. It is believed to have originated in China, where it was first cultivated and used for medicinal purposes. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), tea became a popular drink among the upper classes. By the Song Dynasty (960-1279), tea had become a staple of Chinese culture and was consumed by all social classes.


In the 16th century, Portuguese traders introduced tea to Europe, and it quickly became a popular drink among the wealthy. In the 17th century, Dutch and English traders brought tea to the New World, where it soon became a popular drink among colonists. In the 19th century, tea consumption skyrocketed in Britain and the United States, and it has since become a staple beverage around the world.

What is different between TEA and CHA ?

The primary difference between tea and cha is the language used to refer to the beverage. Tea is the English word for the beverage, while cha is the Chinese word for it. In addition, cha is sometimes used to refer to a more specific type of Chinese tea, such as green tea or oolong tea. Tea is a more general term that can refer to any type of brewed beverage made from leaves, flowers, herbs, and other plant materials.

How was tea brought to Japan from China?

Tea was first brought to Japan from China in the 9th century by Buddhist monks. The monks were inspired by the Chinese practice of drinking tea for its medicinal properties and brought the tea plants and seeds with them to Japan. The tea plants were planted in the temple gardens and the monks began to cultivate tea for their own use.


Over time, the practice of drinking tea spread to the Japanese nobility and eventually to the general population. Tea ceremonies were developed to honor the gods and to celebrate special occasions. Tea was also used as a form of payment and as a way to show respect and hospitality.

What type of tea is most populer in Japan.


The most popular type of tea in Japan is green tea. Green tea is the traditional tea of Japan and is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It is brewed with hot water and is usually served without milk or sugar. Green tea is known for its health benefits, including its ability to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and boost the immune system.

Other popular types of tea in Japan include matcha, which is a powdered green tea, and hojicha, which is a roasted green tea. Both of these teas are often served with sweets and are popular for their unique flavor. Oolong tea is also popular in Japan, as well as black tea, which is often served with milk.

How japanese people drink Matcha?

Japanese people typically drink Matcha in a traditional tea ceremony. This ceremony is known as a chanoyu, and it is a ritual that is meant to be a meditative experience. During the ceremony, the tea is prepared by whisking the powdered green tea with hot water. The tea is then served in small cups, and the guests are invited to take part in the ceremony.

The ceremony is meant to be a peaceful and calming experience, and the guests are encouraged to take their time and savor the flavor of the tea. The tea is usually accompanied by traditional Japanese sweets, such as mochi or wagashi, which are meant to complement the flavor of the tea.

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Smooth like silk on the palate. The scent of the roasted rice and matcha intemingling like the finest fragrance.

Excellent sencha. I did not taste any bitterness at all.

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I love that it’s organic and the pricing of the items is great. Enjoyed the tea. Fast shipping and very nicely packaged!

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Highly recommend

Great flavor and aroma, highly recommend.

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Highly recommend

Great flavor, aroma, and color (smells and looks fresh). Fast shipping and thoughtful packaging. Thanks!

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My favourite

The taste is balanced And not too bitter

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Balanced of sweetness and bitterness

This one is the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness for me. I am not fan of bitterness of tea but this combination of sweetness and little bitt of bitterness makes me feel energetic. I smell and taste the freshness with every sip in the morning. it contains 20 grams I feel the quantity is not too much. So now I wanna try their other matcha to compare.

Hello, Amber.
Thanks for leaving a thoughtful review about our matcha.

My Favorite Matcha

I have used this Koiai matcha for 3 years now since my Japanese friend recommend. I love it! It is the best I have tasted. It's fresh and nutty as well. I used to drink coffee every morning but now I make my own Matcha lattes at home. It is very dense because it is high quality ceremonial matcha so make sure you sift matcha for creamy and foaming.

Thank you for loving KOIAI Matcha. We will share this great review with our farmers. Thank you again.

Lacking customer service

I reached out twice to Osada Tea regarding my tea order, once before I bought the tea and once after regarding the discount that I did not apply and the first time a question about radiation. I never heard from anybody on either of my questions. Also the tea that I ordered tastes really bad and I don’t know why but I just can’t drink it so I was a bit of a waste of money for me and I will not be re-ordering