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Green Tea Basic

Start with the basics. It's prudent for every green tea lover to have a good foundational knowledge of all things green tea, to begin with the kata (型) factor as you delve into Japanese green tea culture.

Kata (型) refers to the prescribed precise way of learning anything. Most people associate kata with karate, but it’s an element that’s inherent to general Japanese culture. There’s a proper order and manner of doing things.

If you're a new green tea aficionado, cover the basics by going through our collection of informative articles. Seasoned green tea drinkers can confirm their knowledge as well as pick up bits of information they may have missed before.