green tea

Don’t Miss This Perfect Place for Matcha Addicts: nana’s green tea!

Nothing can prepare you for the crazy heat and the even more insane humidity that Japanese summers have to offer. Cooling down in the air-conditioned local malls and shops is a great way to escape the heat. It was during one of those times that I discovered one of my favorite places in Japan during…

The 3 Essential Tools of a Japanese Tea Ceremony

Tea ceremony has its unique place in Japanese culture and history. Making tea (matcha) is considered an art and there are many schools that teach this together with hospitality and the norms of conducting a tea ceremony. There are many tools used in making tea. Let’s have a look at three of the most important…

Introducing the Green Tea Alcohol Range- Too Far or Bring it On?

Most of us have already seen and tasted various forms of offerings which are based on green tea, such as chocolates, lattes, cakes, and ice cream. What else is there to try? If you love all things green tea, then you may just want to get your hands on the green tea wine and liqueur…

Experience the Beauty of Yokohama’s Secret Garden in Sankeien

Yokohama’s close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in Asia, buildings and streets showcasing foreign influence…

A Discovery Off the Beaten Path: Wazuka, Japan’s Most Beautiful Tea Town

There are many tea farms in Japan; Shizuoka and Hamamatsu in Kanto, Chiran in Kyushu, and Uji in Kyoto. While the clear weather in Shizuoka sometimes offers spectacular views of Fuji with tea fields, charming Wazuka in Kyoto prefecture has many breathtaking spots on its own. Author’s photo Wazuka and Tea Author’s photo Most of…

The Benefits of Drinking Japan’s 3 Favorite Teas

Tea is the one of the most commonly consumed beverages in Japan. You can drink it at any time of the day, regardless of the season. Tea is widely available in restaurants, kiosks, convenience stores, or even in vending machines, hot or cold.   To create the tea, the leaves have to undergo a certain…

Try These 3 Natural Bath Hacks from Japan!

A relaxing bath is just the right thing to take away the worst cold of winter. It heats you up from the inside out, and it is a great way to soothe your sore muscles and stiff shoulders. You can find a variety of synthetic bath additives in Japan that come in many scents and…