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Wabi-Sabi And The Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Wabi-Sabi And The Japanese Tea Ceremony

When thinking of Japanese culture, many of us have come across the term wabi-sabi. Although hard to define literally, wabi-sabi is a concept centered around the appreciation of imperfection. It is carried throughout many aspects of Japanese culture. From art to architecture, literature, poetry, nature, design, and one of the places it’s seen the most… tea ceremony. (Read more)

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Should You Use Kintsugi To Repair Your Broken Pottery?

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Should You Use Kintsugi To Repair Your Broken Pottery?

Whenever we are faced with the harsh reality of our favorite teapot that we painstakingly brought back from Japan breaking, we must ask ourselves the following question:

"Out with the old" or do I try repairing it?

For many merely throwing it away is not an option. Especially if the piece of teaware has a lot of meaning to us or if we just recently acquired it.

A quick search online and you will see kintsugi as the number one suggested method of repairing pottery. But is it really worth it? (Read more)

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What is the Difference Between Culinary and Ceremonial Grade Matcha?

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What is the Difference Between Culinary and Ceremonial Grade Matcha?

We see this topic pop up a lot. So what really is the difference between culinary and ceremonial grade matcha!?


The most significant difference is that ceremonial grade matcha is made from exceptionally high-quality leaves and as the name suggests, is used almost exclusively for traditional Japanese tea ceremonies or the making of koicha

Unfortunately, the common misconception is that culinary grade matcha is of poor quality and thus is reserved for cooking where the high quality doesn’t matter as much. The truth is that good culinary grade matcha is perfect for making a delicious cup of frothy, whisked matcha, matcha lattes, and cooking. (Read more)

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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 2

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The Different Types of Tea Found in Japan: Part 2

With all the delicious tea varieties Japan has to offer, and with the traditional techniques only known to tea farmers within Japan, it is our job to keep tea production stable so we can keep enjoying this wonderful product with its many benefits... (Read more)

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Practicing Mindfulness in Simple Tea Meditation

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Practicing Mindfulness in Simple Tea Meditation

Tea meditation is simple and requires no prior knowledge of meditation practices. All you need is your desire to be in the present moment.

The meditation can be practiced for as little or as long as you want, any time of the day. It is really all up to you!

There is a tendency amongst people to get up in the morning feeling rushed to get somewhere. Why not try getting up a little earlier and dedicating the time for this simple tea meditation? (Read more)

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