Ricardo Caicedo from My Japanese Green Tea is an authority on all things green tea. His blog posts, and podcast episodes, offer the perfect balance of information and entertainment.
Many thanks to Ricardo for taking time to “Talk Tea” with us.
Q. Ricardo, can you tell us a bit about why you started the My Japanese Green Tea blog and podcast? And, what you like most about being a tea blogger and podcaster?
A. I have always been fascinated with Japanese culture, and while living in Japan as a student I experienced green tea. When I came back home, I wanted to learn more about it, but since I couldn’t find a place online like I wanted, I decided to create my own.
As I explore and learn more about Japanese green tea, I share my knowledge with everyone, which is the primary goal of the blog and the podcast.
What I like the best about being a tea blogger/podcaster is that I have been able to meet many people of the tea industry, including fellow tea bloggers. Even though I don’t live in the US, I was able to talk with most of them at the World Tea Expo this year, which was a great experience.
Q. What is one of your favorite “tea moments?