Nakkai-san, our friend and farmer who started his organic practice more than 20 years ago, working hard finishing the Akachan-bancha at his factory (winter version of the Houji-cha), the leaves are harvested after the winter snows from the gentle mountain slopes of beautiful Wazuka.
This tea that we love and bring to our shop every season is known for the low caffeine content, the chocolate aroma and complex flavor. In Japan Houji-cha (or Akanchan-bancha) is drunk after meals to ease digestion.
Nakkai-san is the sole worker at his small factory, he gets help from neighbors and friends when the harvest time is up, otherwise, he mindfully works on his amazing teas: matcha, genmaicha, houji-cha and akachan-bancha.
After busy times, we take some distance and gain perspective, to be able to contemplate the path we are going thru. Immerse yourself in the elements: air, water, earth and fire are what we are, always and in every moment.
Love your breath, and follow your insight.
Remember to remember.
Yi Wu tea is not the aggressive type, it's sweet but not weak.
Its stregth is in the feeling, it has great "chaqi" and solid "kongan".
This sample paragraph shows two of commonly used terms among tea enthusiasts, see bellow a short-list of the most used ones.
Chaqi: effects on the body, such as tingling in spine.
Kougan: mouth feeling
Huigan: sweetness in the throat after the bitterness, cooldness.
Chazui: euphoria known as tea drunk
People always ask us about the effects of Tea, so here we listed a bunch of known effects of Tea on us, these are only physical known effects, we are not listing the spiritual benefits of sitting with Tea or the meditation sessions with tea.
Adjusting body temperature
Stimulating cardiac and vascular systems
Improving work efficiency
Increasing renal blood flow
Relaxing smooth muscle
Absorption of vitamin C
Calcium, Magnesium, Iron
Copper, Zinc, Sodium
Vitamins in Tea:
A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B11, C AND K
There are over 25 different Amino-Acids in Tea
that help us making Protein
In TCM there are 23 types of effects of Tea listed:
Reducing sleep time, soothing nerves,
refreshing the mind, producing saliva,
clearing heat, releasing summer heat
detoxifying, helping to digest,
strengthening teeth, benefiting physical strength