Tag: sweets

Summer sweets workshop

This Saturday, May 25th is the summer sweets workshop

It will take place at Issoan Tea School, 17761 NW Marylhurst Ct. Portland, OR 97229

From 1 -3 pm,  cost is $25. All recipes, ingredients and molds provided. Bring apron and container to take home your sweets.

We will be making mizu yokan, kudzu yaki and …

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Next year’s Sakura mochi

The delicious sweet we have in April called Sakura mochi is composed of a bean paste and sweet sticky rice wrapped with a pickled cherry leaf.   We enjoy it while the Sakura cherry trees are blooming.  The interesting thing is that the Sakura blooms before there are leaves on the tree.  After the petals have …

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Wagashi basics, shiro an

Shiro an is a basic ingredient for making wagashi, or Japanese tea sweets.  This white bean paste can be colored, hand formed, molded and manipulated and used in many. many different ways to make different kinds of wagashi.

When I was learning to make this, Minako sensei said to make a big batch, because it …

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April is the Month for Tea

Sunday April 1

Japanese Tea Ceremony The Lavender Tea House Sherwood, OR

Cherry Blossom Festival for the month of April.  On April 1 the Lavender Tea House will be hosting a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony by Issoan Tea.

Come celebrate the blooming cherry blossom’s like they are in Japan by joining us for a traditional …

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