Tag: tea

Tiny treasures – Inside Tea

A student did some research on the composition of tea, and wrote a little book for me. It was beautifully put together, with hand lettered pages and illustrations: I learned some things about tea, and the names of the compounds that make up this magical beverage: I also learned specifically how tea compounds affect the …

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Tanabata Chakai

A wonderful day of tea Saturday at the Issoan Tea School.  Students celebrated the Star Festival with a chakai put on the advanced class who invited the new students who had never attended a chakai before. We went through the planning process from choosing a theme, utensils, poetic names, hand made invitations to making sweets. …

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Tea Utensils Now Available at SweetPersimmon.com

I have just updated my store SweetPersimmon.com with Chanoyu utensils and new handbags.  Many old handbags are now on sale.  Natsume, chashakku, chasen, hishaku are now available at the store.

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Matcha Tea Tasting with Aoi Tea Company

Last week I had an opportunity to attend a matcha tea tasting with the Aoi Tea company. It was educational to see how they taste and grade matcha.   To begin with, we looked at the tencha leaves.  The tea plants for matcha are grown under shade, and the tender leaves are harvested, immediately steamed …

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