The ritual of putting a pot on to boil, sitting down, and enjoying a nice cup of tea has the image of relaxation and leisure. But is it all psychological? In the case of green tea, no. A component called Theanine derived from the amino acid glutamate found in tea leaves enters the central nervous system where it lowers stress and anxiety while elevating the consumer’s mood. Theanine increases the activity of GABA, a neurotransmitter, which leads to relaxed and peaceful state. So sit down and treat yourself to a relaxing cup of hot tea!
The City of Shimada in #Japan’s largest production region for #tea, #Shizuoka Prefecture, has a rap music video in English/Japanese/French (French rap sounds pretty cool). All the cool dance scenes are at a temple rather than the #teafields which disappoints but all in all I...
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Want a quick and fun way to see your future, without the hassle of crystal balls and other equipment? Tea leaf reading has been around for many years. This popular method of divination is loved for its simplicity and honestly, who can turn down a cup of tea? Get some loose tea leaves, a teapot, teacup, and you're ready to go!
Japan and tea go hand in hand. Almost everywhere you look, tea is sure to be found. Such a strong tea culture is bound to have its own set of terminology and tools. Learn about some of the essential components of Japanese teaware and see if anything catches your eye.