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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15 Aug | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

2D Cafe – The Newest Instagramable Tapioca Cafe in Tokyo

Tokyo is in the middle of a “tapioca Bubble Tea fever”. Commonly referred to simply as “tapioca” in Japanese, you can find bubble tea shops around every corner these days. And when I say every corner, I mean it! But this new comer to the bubble tea scene is a must visit for both taste and a totally instragrammable interior!

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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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1 Mar | Lucy Dayman |No Comments

A Crash Course on The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Far more than just a way to enjoy delicious matcha tea and sweets, the Japanese tea ceremony is a tradition that goes back to the ninth century. The origins of the ceremony have roots in Zen Buddism, a religious practice introduced from China.

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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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17 Apr | Akari |No Comments

5 Must Try Foods in Kyoto

The Kyoto area has a lot of pure, underground, spring water. This clean, clear water is does not have a lot of hard minerals and tastes pure and mild. Because of this water quality, Kyoto’s tofu, tea, sake, and many other foods are so delicious. Today I’d like to introduce you to 5 famous Kyoto foods.

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Perfect mixology Yuzu Lemonade (can be cocktail or mocktail) we seek out the best hidden spots for unique food experiences in Japan. #takeafoodtour #yuzu #mixology ...

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2020 will be the year of the mouse in the animal zodiac! Spotted these mailable mousey KitKats at our Tokyo post offices! For New Years greetings! Hard to believe the new year is just a month 1/2 away!!! ...

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