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Why should you drink first pick spring tea?

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Why should you drink first pick spring tea?

Many people often ask us why does Ichiban (First Harvest) Sencha from Tea Cottage cost 20 times more than supermarket prices?  Tea plants hibernate over the winter and once the first spring arrive, all the nutrients and minerals are grown into the young tea buds hence, making the tea leaves the best and most nutritious of all seasons. Throughout the world, first spring tea are the most expensive of all and it is often free of pesticide as in the cold weather, there are almost no insects around.   In China, pre-Qing Ming (first spring) Long Jing green tea (Dragon well,明前龙井茶) commands...

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Sourcing for Quality Japanese Tea

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Sourcing for Quality Japanese Tea

Japanese tea has been well known for its high quality but they are often priced too high in retail shops and too low quality in supermarket, hence it is important for Tea Cottage SG to source for affordable quality tea in Japan for our consumers. Excellent services from Singapore Airlines, my number 1 choice. Good food, good service, good entertainment system, lots of movies selection and the cabin crews are always ready to serve with a smile.  At 5am, I was served with Lobster Thermidor. A hearty breakfast! I arrived in Kyoto and it was snowing, its definitely not a frequent...

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