Tea blog of TeeMaa

How to brew green tea

Of all the tea categories, green tea is the most particular about which temperature you brew it at. Many have been scared away from green tea after tasting a cup that's been brewing too hot or too long, or it was an infuser bag tea which only rarely does justice to green tea's...

On the categorisations of tea, pt II: Tea by tastes

Astonishingly complex world of tea has been categorised in many way. Mika Hannola’s blog post introduces the currently established way of grouping tea into six classes. On the first part of my musings I pointed out some observations about it, and this text will introduce a mod...

On the classification of tea, pt I: tea by processing styles

The world of tea is stunningly rich, and it is easy to get tangled with all the different tea types. Each tea is unique, often having it’s own distinct tea plant cultivar, history, locality, style of processing, and sometimes their own brewing style. There are so many different k...

Jesse’s musings on Teemaa’s blog

I’m writing articles to Teemaa’s blog in the future. Only time will tell what kind of themes will come up, end where my contributions to the blog will end up, but I’m trying to process out what kind of goals I have for these texts, by writing this article here.I myself am a tea a...

The Truth about Green Tea

In the recent decades, green tea has gained a lot of popularity in Finland and the west in general. It provides a good counterpoint to the bold and heavy flavor profile of black tea, and good-quality (i.e. not impossibly harsh-tasting) green tea has become more easily available i...
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