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Ruby Silvious: 26 Days of Tea in Japan

Who is Ruby Silvious? Ruby Silvious is not your average artist. Ruby turns trash into treasure. She breathes life into disregarded fragments of  everyday objects. She finds beauty in things the average person overlooks. A professional graphic designer and internationally educated woman, Ruby Silvious has been using...

Welcome to the Chagenkyo Matsuri: Wazuka’s Teatopia Festival

What is Chagenkyo? Celebrating the long history of tea cultivation in Kyoto, the Chagenkyo Matsuri is a festival that has taken place annually for over 30 years. Located in the town of Wazuka, visitors can enjoy great tea and cultural education in a scenic location.Wazuka was one...

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A Home for Art on a Hill in Wazuka

What is Wazuka? Wazuka is a town in Kyoto Prefecture famous for its high quality tea. The farming families in Wazuka have been producing Ujicha for over 800 years. Today around 300 farming families still live in Wazuka. [caption id="attachment_28466" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A tea processing factory sits...

Wagashi: Traditional Japanese Sweets

Wagashi and Tea Wagashi (和菓子) are beautifully decorated, traditional Japanese sweets. Rice cakes (mochi), red bean sweets (anko bean paste), and some fruits are all common types of wagashi. https://www.instagram.com/p/BKQXFh0j3eJ/?tagged=wagashi&hl=en A Short History of Wagashi The word "wa-gashi" is literally means "Japanese snacks." The first character "和" read "wa"...

Roasted Barley tea – Mugicha

Roasted Barley Tea – A Japanese Summertime Favorite

What is Roasted Barley Tea? Roasted barley tea, also commonly referred to as “mugicha,” is a popular beverage in Japan. Even though it is referred to as tea, it does not actually contain any tea leaves. Rather, it is an infusion of unhulled barley grains and...

Tea Recipe: Sauteed mixed veggies with green tea leaves in oyster sauce

Sauteed mixed veggies with green tea leaves in oyster sauce by maricel p. villanueva SERVING SIZE: 2-3 servings PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes INGREDIENTS 2tbsp. olive oil 4 cloves garlic (chopped) 1pc white onion (strips) 1/2 cup carrots (strips) 1/2 cup turnips (strips) 1cup baby corn 1cup green tea leaves (soaked) 3tbsp oyster sauce 1/2 tsp brown sugar 1/4 cup...