We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes “Teas of Japan” and “Gyokuro”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read them as a sequence, or you can choose which you want to peruse below. Enjoy!

Teas of Japan

Japan tea is not only a pleasure but an example of how tea enlarges one’s culture and imagination.  Tea entered Japan in the summer of 805 CE in the baggage of…(Read more)


Pearl Dew, as the name is translated, is Japan’s best and one of the world’s costliest teas.  Gyokuro’s pale-looking, greenish-gold liquor gives no hint of its…(Read more)

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