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We shall take joy in Japanese green tea

We shall take joy in Japanese green tea Why don't you drink and compare various green tea cultivars? About 75% of tea drunk in Japan is the cultivar that is called "Yabukita". "Yabukita" is a honor of tea varieties spread widely throughout Japan with not only a great taste but also fragrance and water color. However, we would like to let [...]

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The History of Japanese tea ceremony

Japanese tea ceremony originally came from China. It was Chinese style then. Many Japanese tea masters have developed it and completed it. If you would learn about the history of Japanese tea ceremony, you might get close to the world of Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha coming to Japan Matcha, which is used for Japanese tea ceremony, came [...]

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Space of Japanese tea ceremony

Japanese tea ceremony starts from Roji bare ground Space of Japanese tea ceremony is special. There are mainly Roji bare ground (露地) and a tea room of Japanese tea ceremony (茶室). Roji bare ground is also known as a tea garden. It also means mental state that gets rid of desire and restraint by Buddhism term. [...]

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Utensils for Japanese tea ceremony and its beauty

The history of utensils There are many utensils for Japanese tea ceremony. The utensils are not just tools but they are something that contributes to Japanese tea ceremony as an integrated art. People who participate in Japanese tea ceremony can enjoy appreciating them. The culture of Japanese tea ceremony came from China. So, utensils for Japanese [...]

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Manners in Japanese tea ceremony

Manners in Japanese tea ceremony Japanese tea ceremony has many rules about a manner. Even just standing up, there is a manner. In Japanese tea ceremony, there are many steps just to give a tea for a guest. Each step has a manner. Besides, there are many sects of Japanese tea ceremony and each sect has [...]

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What is Japanese tea ceremony?

Japanese tea ceremony as an integrated art What do you imagine when you think of Japanese tea ceremony? Some think Japanese tea ceremony has a lot of difficult manners and complicated behaviors. So, they think it is not for a beginner. Japanese tea ceremony has developed as an integrated art. It includes not only drinking tea but [...]

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Natto

Natto, Healthy Fermented Soybeans Allow me to introduce you to this delicious and nutritious food from Japan. Natto is the Japanese word for fermented soybeans; it's brown and slimy, and has a distinctly strong smell like good cheese. The smell can be intense and and intimidating though the taste is more bland than you would think. I [...]

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Why Japanese Green Tea and Matcha is a Labour of Love

Noted for its subtle aroma, distinctive flavour and possible health benefits, Japanese green tea (ocha) has been steadily growing in popularity with people around the world for many years. Naturally, it is an essential part of daily life in Japan, so foreign visitors will find green tea being served almost everywhere they go in Japan, [...]

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The taste of matcha and how to make matcha

What is matcha? A fine form of Tencha is the raw ingredient of matcha. Tencha is made of dried tea leaves cultivated under a cover. It is produced with a tea-grinding hand mill. The matcha is mainly used for a tea ceremony and Japanese sweets. The matcha is recognized as a healthy drink and has a [...]

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Japanese Tea Ceremony and Japanese scroll/Kakejiku

You may see a Tokonoma Alcove when you enter a tea room for Japanese Tea Ceremony. There would be a 'Japanese scroll/Kakejiku' in that room. *Please note that it's called 'Kakemono' for Japanese Tea Ceremony. The contents of Japanese scroll would be different depending on each seasons and theme of tea party, but something with Zen words [...]

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