Talking Tea: Talkin’ Matcha, Part 1

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This week Talking Tea
talks matcha with Tyas Huybrechts, founder and blogger at Tea Talk,
a blog devoted entirely to Japanese green teas. Matcha, a powdered
green tea that’s whisked into a frothy brew, is fast becoming the
caffeinated drink of choice among many in the West, and Tyas tells
us about matcha’s history and cultural background in Japan, how
it’s grown and processed, and what to look for in buying quality


Tyas is also a long-time
student (and soon-to-be tea master) of the Enshu school of Japanese
tea, and he shares some of his insights and personal perspectives
about matcha in the Enshu tradition.


In our next
episode, Part 2 of “Talkin’ Matcha”, Tyas gives us a detailed guide
on how to prepare matcha at home. Stay


Tyas’ blog, Tea Talk, is
at, and
is packed with information about Japanese green teas. You can
also follow him on Twitter @TeaTalkBe and on Facebook at


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Talking Tea is produced and
hosted by Ken Cohen. You can follow Ken on Twitter


This podcast features
music from “Japanese Flowers”
( by mpgiiiBEATS
( available under a Creative Commons
Attribution 3.0 Unported license
( Adapted from



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