Matcha in snow

The Day of Matcha and Nishio Tea

Moé  Kishida
As some of you may have been aware, February 6th marked the day of matcha in Japan. In a previous blogpost on Yunomi, we touched on some of the tea...
Matcha in snow

The Day of Matcha and Nishio Tea

Moé  Kishida
As some of you may have been aware, February 6th marked the day of matcha in Japan. In a previous blogpost on Yunomi, we touched on some of the tea...
The Setsubun Festival and Good Fortune Tea

The Setsubun Festival and Good Fortune Tea

Moé  Kishida
Setsubun (節分) is a traditional Japanese festival that is held on February 2, 3 or 4, one day before the start of spring, according to the Japanese ...
ume kombucha and Japanese rice crackers on a table next to plum blossoms

Ume: The symbol of spring with many uses

Sara Kauppila
The flowers of ume, the Japanese plum, bloom in February and March, announcing the beginning of spring. Around this time many people gather at park...
The Parts of a Chasen

The Parts of a Chasen

Moé  Kishida
This article covers the Japanese terminology for the main parts of a chasen (the bamboo whisk used to make matcha). While the terminology for the p...
Wasanbon sugar: Japan's traditional and delicate sugar

Wasanbon sugar: Japan's traditional and delicate sugar

Moé  Kishida
Since most of my writing on Yunomi is about tea, I thought I would mix it up a bit to write about a traditional and special type of sugar called “w...
Genmaicha, the brown rice tea everybody loves

Genmaicha, the brown rice tea everybody loves

Moé  Kishida
As some of you may already be aware, November 1st was a day to celebrate Genmaicha day.  Genmaicha is a type of Japanese tea made by mixing sencha ...
Matcha is becoming hip in Germany, here’s why

Matcha is becoming hip in Germany, here’s why

Moé  Kishida
German matcha consumption began picking up along with the foodie trend around the year 2012. Additionally, in the last four to five years Netflix a...
Celebrate Japanese Tea Women

Celebrate Japanese Tea Women

Moé  Kishida
Tea farming, like agriculture in general, is typically thought of as a male-dominated world, probably because men tend to own the land, businesses ...
A Japanese summer delicacy, Uji kintoki

A Japanese summer delicacy, Uji kintoki

Moé  Kishida
If you are a Japanese tea aficionado, you’ve probably already heard of the famous tea producing region Uji, in Kyoto Prefecture. But have you heard...
Craftsmanship and evolution of the Japanese tea caddy

Craftsmanship and evolution of the Japanese tea caddy

Moé  Kishida
Tea caddies have been important for Japanese tea for hundreds of years and have carried particular prestige since the great warlord Oda Nobunaga (1...
Tea Tour 2023 in Tokyo!

Tea Tour 2023 in Tokyo!

Moé  Kishida
On Sunday May 28th there was a tea event in the Nihonbashi neighborhood of Tokyo city, called Tokyo Tea Tour 2023 (in Japanese: 東京お茶めぐり2023). Being...
Grandma phantom tea in the mountains

Grandma phantom tea in the mountains

Moé  Kishida
Hello! Have you tried any of the 2023 shinchas at Yunomi?  The month of May (the time around the 88th night) is peak tea harvesting season in Japan...
Celebrate Hachijyu-Hachiya (88th Night)

Celebrate Hachijyu-Hachiya (88th Night)

Moé  Kishida
May 2nd in 2023, is “hachijyu-hachiya”, a holiday which marks the 88th night since the beginning of spring called Risshun (i.e., February 2nd or 3r...

How to choose Japanese tea

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