10 Sep | Venese |No Comments

Fun and Interesting Alcohol in Japanese Convenience Stores

There are many types of mixers and alcohol in Japan, and Japanese convenience stores—called ‘konbini’ in Japan—sell pretty much all of them, and at really affordable prices… (find out more in this guest post from our friends at FLIPGUIDE)

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29 Jul | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Akito-san, founder of Tea Cup Trip

Today, we’re really excited to introduce you Akito-san, a specialist in premium green tea in Japan (and a creator of awesome TikTok originals!). First of all, thank you for your time! As tea lovers, we really appreciate what you do and are super excited to introduce you to our readers! Can you please tell us ...

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15 Jun | Eleonora Badellino |No Comments

Umeshu: The Japanese Plum Liqueur

Umeshu is liqueur that derives from the preservation of plums in alcohol (the whole fruit, with their seed still inside) together with sugar. Depending on the alcohol and sugar percentage, you can get different flavors, and preparing it at home is really simple.

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17 Mar | Rob Bailey |No Comments

Hiroshima, Hidden Gem of the Sake World

The town of Saijo in Hiroshima is home to eight Sake breweries and is where much of the sought-after soft water is sourced along with other locally produced ingredients. The winter weather experienced in Saijo also makes it an ideal site for Sake brewing…

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21 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Belgian Tea Master in Kyoto

Practicing the tea ceremony gave me the opportunity not only to deepen my understanding of the ritual, but simultaneously to expand my knowledge into other areas of Japanese culture because of its relation to the practice. In essence, I have come to feel that the tea ceremony is a microcosm of Japanese culture as a whole.

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1 Jun | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

From Kyoto to Hiroshima: Cheers to Beer!

Food and drink are fiercely regional in Japan and beer has played nicely into this. Home to the food and imperial capitals of Osaka and Kyoto, respectively, Kansai boasts a lively and enthusiastic craft scene. A little more to the west lies Hiroshima with its own unique take on beer. Any lover of suds would be remiss not to check out these three craft havens while on holiday in Japan.

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20 Mar | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Japanese Green Tea Company – TEA-RRIFIC and awarded Matcha

Like a fine wine, high-quality tea depends on more than pretty packaging. The age of the leaves, their growing conditions, and even soil fertility all impact the final flavor. For us, how tea is grown and the way it’s processed is the secret for crafting a sweet, nutritious tea like no other.

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14 Nov | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

10 Healthy Ways to Use Matcha

The key thing about matcha is the antioxidants that are integral to its nature—hundreds of times more than regular green tea. That’s led people to try to learn more ways to use matcha and gain those benefits. This graphic gives you some tasty, health-boosting options.

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11 Aug | Craig |No Comments

Kampai to Craft Beer in Japan

Japanese craftsmen and women are well known for having an eye for detail, passion, and a taste for high quality ingredients…

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2 Jul | Delilah |No Comments

Sipping Summer Sake

Perfect for sweltering-hot Japanese summers, cold sake is served around a refreshing 8 degrees Celsius. Its delicate aroma contrasts the intense flavor and goes well with mildly sweet and sour foods.

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