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)
Across the world, cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops are adding matcha green tea powder into their staples. Almost all coffee shops now offer matcha beverages as an alternative to coffee. And why wouldn’t they! Matcha is a delicious, energizing, and healthy Japanese green tea that deserves attention.
So what are the main reasons everyone’s making the switch? (Read more)