Tea tasting: Homemade black tea blend

With absolutely no experience in tea blending, I tried to replicate a nice cinnamon spice black tea I had drank before. I only knew from memory that the ingredients of the said tea contained black tea, ground cinnamon, dried orange peel and cloves. The only black tea I have at home currently is a tin … Continue reading Tea tasting: Homemade black tea blend


Happy 2017!

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2017 ahead, a year filled with good fortune, good luck and good health. 新年明けましておめでとうございます! 今年もよろしくお願いします。 Following a traditional custom of Kyoto, I made myself obukucha (大福茶) to welcome the first day of the new year today. 今日は大福茶で新年を迎えました。 Obukucha is tea containing umeboshi (pickled plum) and a strip of dried kelp tied … Continue reading Happy 2017!