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Product Review: Yunomi.us

Product Review: Yunomi.us

  Yunomi.us is “a new online marketplace offering tea and knowledge from artisan Japanese tea farmers, tea masters, and tea ware artists”, and recently they got in touch with me to see if I would like to have a taste. Their website is beautiful and inviting, and I must say I quite enjoyed myself whilst … Continue reading

Funmatsucha from Chiki Tea

Funmatsucha from Chiki Tea

At the beginning of April I was lying in bed one night browsing Facebook, when I spotted an announcement from Chiki Tea asking for tea tasters. Moments later I had managed to sign myself up to taste some funmatsucha (粉末茶). Not to be confused with matcha (抹茶), funmatsucha is actually micro-ground sencha (煎茶) (that’s ‘ordinary’ green … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #12

Weekly Shiritori #12

Last week’s post was about Basashi ( ばさし/ 馬刺し), so this week I need to start with し (shi). I decided to write about… Shizuoka ( しずおか/ 静岡) Shizuoka Prefecture (Shizuoka-ken / 静岡県) is located in central Japan, on Honshu (the main island of Japan), and the capital is Shizuoka City (Shizuoka-shi). I lived in Hamamatsu City in … Continue reading

OHAKO & Time for Tea at the ICN gallery

I was very excited to attend my first every gallery opening last week. The ICN gallery in London (EC2A 4RH) opened with an exhibition of work by Japanese artists, called “OHAKO” (十八番). “Ohako” is a Japanese term referring to one’s strongest talent or skill. The word “ohako” also means “box”. This exhibition invited about 30 … Continue reading

A taste of the familiar…

I’m a very lucky girl. My mum had to go to London for work today, so she dropped in to the Japan Centre and picked up a surprise for me! 😀 She got me a matcha (green tea) melon pan (メロンパン / melon bread) – my favourite – and some bottled green tea. I’m so happy … Continue reading

Today I am drinking…

…Arizona Asia Plum Green Tea with Ginseng and Plum Juice: I’m not sure if this really qualifies as Japanese, but it’s made with green tea and it’s the closest thing I’ve found to iced tea here. (It’s also absolutely delicious!) In Japan I lived on Lipton iced tea and similar products. Things like this: But … Continue reading

My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 3rd

Today, I want to share X’mas Tea from Lipton. It’s just the same as ordinary Lipton tea, but with cute Christmas packaging. Here’s the muscat one: And here’s the apple one: Actually, I think Lipton always do this. Here’s one I bought during my first Christmas in Japan in 2008: