In the somewhat intricate world of tea ceremony, there exists a debate: incense or no incense?
Personal preference aside, we decided to go deeper into why exactly incense can be burned during tea ceremonies. After all, this is a long tradition that has holds its roots in Buddhism and has made its way into the traditional tea ceremony. (Read more)
The best thing about it is — as long as you have all the right utensils, it's super easy to make at home. For a small fraction of what you would be paying at a cafe, you can whisk yourself up a cup of hot matcha, iced matcha, matcha latte, or even a matcha cocktail!
So what are the five indispensable tools that any matcha lover needs? (Read more)
Matcha is such a versatile ingredient to use for baking. It is extremely easy to use and it provides vibrant color, a unique flavor, and benefits to the preparation. Since it is powdered tea, you can easily incorporate it without any hassle. To prove this point, we'll be making a simple yet delicious no-bake dessert with culinary grade Matcha: white chocolate Matcha bavarois. (Read more)
Today Japanese teas are renowned around the world for their fresh, grassy taste, and unmistakable umami. Because of these favorable qualities, Japanese tea also requires extra care when storing. (Read more)
The Japanese tea ceremony has a long and interesting history. Throughout the decades it has evolved from an expensive and lavish gathering, to a tea ritual that focusses on simplicity and nature. With it, the tea utensils have also evolved. When entering a Japanese tea house we may find a variety of tea ceremony utensils, each holding their own history and purpose. Not a step goes unnoticed. (Read more)