• Tea Education

    All About Genmaicha

    Pronounced with a hard ‘G’ like game or gold, genmaicha (玄米茶 — ‘brown rice tea’) is a traditional Japanese tea blend made of green tea and roasted brown rice. It’s mild and sweet, toasty flavour makes it one of the most…

  • Tea Education

    How to Make Great Matcha

      What is this mystical, green beverage? Matcha (抹茶): It’s fun to prepare, has a cool history, tastes awesome and is also pretty healthy. First off, what’s it made of?  Matcha is made from finely ground, high-quality green tea leaves.  The same…

  • Japan,  Tea Education

    Sweet Japanese Wagashi

    Last Thursday, Yasuno sensei took our Cultural Anthropology class to visit a Japanese confectionary shop around the corner from Yamaguchi Prefectural University. There we learned all about wagashi. These amaimono (sweet things) are a traditional go-along with green tea in Japan.…

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