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Learn How to Make Traditional Japanese Sweets in Kyoto!

Wagashi are delicious Japanese sweets, often served as part of a traditional tea ceremony. They are crafted to look like symbols of the season Japan is experiencing at the particular moment when the sweets are made. In Kyoto, Japan’s most traditional city, the way of making wagashi is known as Kyogashi and there are many…

Choosing a Tea in Japan: 8 Most Popular Types

Different from some other cultures, the question “Would you like some tea?” is not that simple in Japan. Besides western tea, Japan has around five basic teas to offer next to three foreign tastes, without counting various variations and differences in-between the basic teas. Wherever you go, there are plenty of chances to get tea:…

All About Tea Ceremony

History Tea Ceremony is one of the incontestable symbol Japanese history and culture. It isn’t just like sipping tea or coffee in our couch in a lazy afternoon to pass the hours. It is a ceremony that reflects the strength of the Japanese principle as harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. It was perfected by Sen-no-Rikyuu…

3 most popular Japanese teas

Japanese tea When you hear “Japanese Tea”, what comes to your mind? I think most people have green tea on their mind. It’s true that Japanese green tea is really popular all over the world because of its health benefits. However, there are many more kinds of teas in Japan, and those are really good…

The Drop of Gold, Or how to Make O–Cha Like a Pro

O-Cha Green tea is a staple drink of Japanese culture. The only difference between it and the ever-popular English tea is the amount of oxidation the leaves go through. The minimal exposure to oxidation the green tea leaves receives results in the yumminess that is Japanese Tea. Apparently I have been making it wrong my…

Are you familiar with Japanese Häagen-Dazs flavors?

Japanese people make traditional sweets with such great creativeness and attention to detail. Today, this creativity can be seen, not only in traditional Japanese confectionery but also through the Japanese versions of foreign treats. Much of the world already knows about the Japanese Kit-Kats, but perhaps only a few know about how Japan transformed Häagen…

Experience the one of a kind Japanese tea Ceremony

It is commonly called as the way of tea, a traditional and spiritual art of ceremony that engage preparation of green tea(matcha). To achieve a perfect tea ceremony the tea host spend decades mastering and practicing the art of doing a tea ceremony like measuring procedures for serving tea infront of a guests, proper prescribed…

Japanese Green Tea: Beauty Secrets and Benefits

You might be familiar with this long-standing tradition of Japanese culture. But are you familiar with the beauty secrets of Japanese Green Tea? Let’s find out its secrets and benefits it brings to your beautiful skin. 1. Prevent Skin Cancer Japanese green tea compounds can prevent harmful enzymes that can cause skin cancer. Japanese consume…