Category: Matcha

Tea Shops & Tea Ceremony in Kyoto | Shop Review

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While in Japan, one thing I really wanted to do was to visit some tea shops, as well as, see a tea ceremony in Kyoto! Last weekend, I had a free day, so I decided to go on a tea adventure!

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Nodate Tea Ceremony in Wazuka (Matcha Pt. 1) | TEA 101

Wazuka Tea Ceremony Demonstration Outside

As part of my trip to Japan, one thing I wanted to experience was a tea ceremony! Luck would have it that last Sunday in Wazuka, the town Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms is located in, had one! This will actually be part one of my three part mini-series on matcha.

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Guide to Common Japanese Green Teas (ft. Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms) | TEA 101

Teas Provided by Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Obubu Tea Common Japanese Green Teas

Since I am living at Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms in Japan, it seemed most fitting to start a series focused on tea: TEA 101! The first post I wanted to write was a guide to common Japanese green teas.

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Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms’ Tea Tour | Event Recap

Tour provided by Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Obubu Tea Farms Fields

At the start of the year, I mentioned I was going on a trip to Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Well, now I’m in Japan on my internship at Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms! My first few days in Japan have been quiet, so, I wanted to talk about the Tea Tours that the Farm hosts!

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Tea-spiration by Lu Ann Pannunzio & Encha Organic Matcha’s mini-Encha | Tea Feature, Book & Tea Review

Tea received as a gift

Tea-spiration Book and Encha Matcha

My intentions for this post was to feature Lu Ann Pannunzio and review of her book, Tea-spiration: Inspirational Words for Tea Lovers. However, during the holidays, Lu Ann sweetly sent me a card along with some of her favourite matcha from Encha Organic Matcha! So, instead, this will be a Tea Feature of Lu Ann with a review of her book, Tea-spiration, and a Tea Review of mini-Encha.

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Ippodo Tea Co.’s Tancho-no-mukashi and Ummon-no-mukashi | Tea Review

Tea discounted for review

Ippodo Tea Co. Matcha Spoons

One brand that has been recommended to me a few times regarding matcha was Ippodo Tea Co.! However, since I am Canadian, and all products ship from Japan, they were rather costly. I was happy when I found out that a Canadian brand, Menos, partnered with Ippodo and carried some of their items. Continue reading “Ippodo Tea Co.’s Tancho-no-mukashi and Ummon-no-mukashi | Tea Review”