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Japanese Teaware: The Yunomi Teacup

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Japanese Teaware: The Yunomi Teacup

Yunomi teacups are medium sized tea cups ranging anywhere from 90 to 160 ml. They are the most common used teacups in Japan and can be found in almost every eatery and home. Unlike the chawan which is used for more formal Japanese tea ceremonies, Yunomi cups are used for casual everyday tea drinking. (Read more)

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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 1

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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 1

Most people who are into tea and especially those who are into Japanese culture (or at least those who have been to a Japanese restaurant) will most likely know of the most popular types of green teas consumed in Japan: sencha, genmaicha, gyokuro, and matcha.

These are but only the most commonly consumed teas which you might find in most places you visit, both in Japan and abroad. Whether you are planning a trip to Japan or just wish to learn more about the teas produced in Japan, there are indeed many more tea types to discover! (Read more) 

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The Connection Between Japanese Food And Tea

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The Connection Between Japanese Food And Tea

Teas have been used in food for centuries and in such a wide variety of ways! Just think about some of the most famous ones: matcha in your cake, Earl Grey in your cookies, tea-pickled eggs, and so much more. The aromatic qualities of tea have made it a pleasant addition to many foods around the world.

Japan is not an exception. In fact, green tea (especially matcha) has been used in Japanese cuisine from desserts to dinners and everything in between. (Read more)

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Japanese Green Tea Face Mask Using Sencha Chagra

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Japanese Green Tea Face Mask Using Sencha Chagra

Do you ever find yourself with extra sencha tea leaves after you’re done brewing and enjoying the lovely emerald green liquid?

Our guess is yes, unless you eat them… which is quite delicious by the way! But we will go into that another time.

Today we will share a recipe that hopefully many of you will be fond of and we will share how to use green tea for the face. (Read more)

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Tea's Journey to Japan

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Tea's Journey to Japan

...It wasn’t until much later on, in the year 1191 that tea really started growing as a culture after being reintroduced by the Zen priest Eisai, who brought the seeds to Kyoto - the capital and cultural center of Japan at the time. (Read more)

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