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Thermometers and Timers
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Thermometers and Timers

You definitely don’t need a thermometer or a timer to make good tea, but we do use them in the tearoom as tools to make each of our infusions as delicious as possible. Lately we thought that our customers might want the same opportunity, so we have started stocking some digital timers and water-resistant thermometers for […]

New Matcha Bowls and Cups
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New Matcha Bowls and Cups

Local artist Laura Baum has created some amazing teaware for us. Hand-made Matcha bowls and some beautiful Japanese-inspired teacups are now available for purchase at the tearoom. These are seriously well-made items. Laura lived in Asia for close to two decades, learning the traditional art styles of China, Nepal, and Japan. She is a painter-turned-potter, […]

Usucha and Koicha
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Usucha and Koicha

If you have ever had green tea ice cream, green tea candy, or green tea health bars, you’re already somewhat familiar with Matcha, the powdered green tea from Japan. What you may not have experienced is how it is served traditionally, nor how deep its roots permeate and reflect most of Japanese culture. The story […]

The Size of the Pot
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The Size of the Pot

I often joke that the more I learn about tea, the smaller my teapots become. There’s quite a lot of truth to this, and we thought it might be valuable to explain why. Here’s a brief primer on teapots that we hope will encourage your own pursuit of tea knowledge. Dobra Tea sells many sizes […]

Some Notes on Oxidation
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Some Notes on Oxidation

If you have learned a little about tea processing, you have doubtless come across the saying that Black tea is more “fermented” than Green tea. This is more than a little inaccurate, as you’ll see below. When an apple is cut open, its inside surface is generally white. Once exposed to air, however, the apple’s […]

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