Tea tasting: Marunaka Isecha Houjicha

This order from Yunomi actually arrived when I was away last month, so I didn’t get to taste it until end of the month. I bought houjicha because I don't often drink it as I'm usually not a big fan of it. However, in case I forget how houjicha tastes like, I just had to … Continue reading Tea tasting: Marunaka Isecha Houjicha


Travel tales: Tohyamago

August 11 is Mountain Day in Japan. As it is a fairly new public holiday (since 2016), there is no particular tradition on how people should celebrate it. It is meant to instill appreciation for the blessings and beauty of mountains. As a tribute to the massive land-forms that inspire awe and reverence throughout the … Continue reading Travel tales: Tohyamago