Tea is a beverage that has many complexities. Therefore, I wanted to break down one question spanning three countries (China, Japan and Korea) and answer why countries have such different teas! I thought it would be fun to bring some tea friends in to get the conversation going!Continue reading “What Makes East Asian Teas Unique? (ft. ZhenTea, Momo Tea and Soocha Tea) | TEA 101”
While I may not always reach for matcha daily, it is still a lovely treat and transports me back to my time in Japan!Continue reading “Naoki Matcha’s Silver Yame Blend – Ceremonial Grade | Tea Review”
I was feeling nostalgic after my NYC Favourite Tea Places list, so I decided to continue the series! Last year I visited Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Over the next few months, I will outline some of my favorite places! This time will be Japan! Continue reading “My Favourite Tea Places in Japan | Tea Travel”
Back in July, I visited New York City for a short trip! Some of my tea friends were meeting up to do an informal tea tour, so I tag along!
As a past intern at Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms, I always think of my time there fondly, so I love drinking tea from the farm because it transports me back to Japan.
Due to some delays, I received this advent calendar late, and I was refunded the cost of the product. That being said, I decided to showcase it through my Instagram stories. However, people seemed interested in it, so I thought that I would do a recap!
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!
For the last two weeks, I have talked about matcha tea ceremonies, matcha tea utensils, and now it is finally time to talk about matcha itself! In this post I want to break down how the tea is made.
Last week, I had a chance to see a tea ceremony and try portions of it out! This week, I thought that it would be interesting follow that post up with the teaware used during the ceremony, as well as give some tips on whisking matcha!
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.