Tea drinking has been an important part of Japanese culture for centuries. It has been associated with customs and rituals and considered a health promoting habit. More recently tea consumption became recognized as a way to spend time with someone and create happy memories. Discover the world of tea through this blog.


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The Gion Matsuri|祇園祭について

The Gion Matsuri is the festival of the Yasaka Shrine and has a history dating back to 869. Originally held to pray for the delivrance from an epidemic outbreak, the festival has grown into a huge celebration of Kyoto culture. The festival is best known for its yamaboko floats parading in the streets of Kyoto.

About tea|お茶について

Tea has been enjoyed in Japan for more than 800 years. Nowadays, it is an essential part of the daily diet in Japanese households. Ryokucha, a generic term describing Japanese green tea, encompasses different types of tea such as Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha and Hojicha. Still, they both are different. Do you know why?