Many tea lovers ask themselves how to dispose of used tea leaves. Although the leaves have depleted their taste and aroma, there are still plenty of ways to recycle them.
Discarded tea leaves can be used to create functional objects for the household, make natural cosmetic products, or implement in your arts & crafts activities for an added dose of health and beauty in your everyday life! (Read more)
In the past, we have written about a very popular Japanese concept mottainai. Literally translated as “what a waste!” it is actually more of a life philosophy. Following the philosophy of mottainai, we make sure that everything gets used to the fullest. Nothing gets wasted. Perhaps, this is where Japanese green tea over rice comes in, otherwise known as Ochazuke. (Read more)
The weather is getting warmer, and soon the summer heat will be rolling in. This means it’s right about time to stock up on this year’s green tea harvest and get ready for days filled with delicious matcha powder drinks! In this post, we’ve gathered some of our favorite refreshing iced matcha recipes. Including matcha cocktails, mocktails, and matcha lattes! (Read more)
As much as we love our daily gong fu tea, the summer days are only getting hotter. We know sometimes as much as you’d like to enjoy a quiet moment with your tea pet, brewing up pot after pot of delicious loose leaf tea, the heat can make the practice unbearable. At times like this, we switch to our favorite summer-time tea brewing method — cold brewed tea! (Read more)