Learning how to pick and hand-roll fresh tea in Wazuka, Japan It’s 7:30 a.m. and I’ve already been awake for two hours. In my dew-drenched hands there’s a woven basket. I walk between waist-high rows of verdant bushes, streaks of water along your thighs as
A visit to one of Kyoto’s oldest tea purveyors.
How to use your leftover tea leaves. One of the most common questions I get from people who drink a lot of loose leaf tea is, ‘What can I do with all my tea leaves after?’ This tea salad is a treat we made all the time at the tea
A visit to the town that makes almost all of Japan’s matcha whisks.
Relaxing garden matcha and sweets near one of Kyoto’s iconic sights.
The city of Uji in Japan is famous for its green tea. The phrase “Uji tea” carries a unique history and promise of quality amongst Japanese tea lovers. Located half an hour south of Kyoto by car or train, Uji lies in the heart of the country’s western tea
My journey to become a certified tea sommelier, and how you can train to be one too.
Join me as I guide you through a Japanese sencha factory and show you how tea is made.
For the past month and a half I’ve been living on a Japanese tea farm in the Kyoto countryside. The place I’m staying at is called Obubu Tea Farms and is a really amazing meeting hub between Japanese tea farmers and the international tea loving community. In just
Exploring a little-known Japanese tea tradition.