What is shincha and why is it so special?

What is shincha and why is it so special?

Moé  Kishida
Wahoo, shincha season 2021 is here!!  With the welcoming of spring, we are hearing more and more exciting news of shincha as tea farmers complete t...
What is shincha and why is it so special?

What is shincha and why is it so special?

Moé  Kishida
Wahoo, shincha season 2021 is here!!  With the welcoming of spring, we are hearing more and more exciting news of shincha as tea farmers complete t...
Color Your Life with Sakura Bark Ware (Kabazaiku)

Color Your Life with Sakura Bark Ware (Kabazaiku)

Sachiko Murata
Sakura (Cherry blossoms) is in full bloom in my place . 桜前線(Sakura zensen)- the sakura front is going up to the northern part of Japan, and will bl...
Spring Equinox-Moé Kishida

Happy spring, shincha season is around the corner!

Moé  Kishida
Happy (belated) spring equinox! Have you been enjoying any new smells or new plant growth, more green and sunshine, flowers reaching towards the l...
Tea History Shines into the Future

Tea History Shines into the Future

Moé  Kishida
This blog post was written by guest Jimmy Burridge, who also wrote an earlier piece on tea and climate change. While his plant research has more to...
Repurposing Japanese Tea Leaves

Wintering: Chagara Art

Moé  Kishida
Greetings!  How has the year 2021 started off for you? I was listening to a podcast touching on the concept of "wintering" the other day and also ...
New Year, First Tea

New Year, First Tea

Moé  Kishida
A Very Happy New Year to you all!  明けましておめでとうございます!   Despite the challenges associated with traveling and other difficulties during these strang...
Ippodo Tea - Moé Kishida

Selecting Your Very First Japanese Teas

Moé  Kishida
First of all, a very warm youkoso (welcome) to you!   At Yunomi, we have the largest selection of Japanese teas and this can be a wonderful delight...
How to make the most of Hojicha powder, Hojicha Roll Cake Recipe

How to make the most of Hojicha powder, Hojicha Roll Cake Recipe

Sachiko Murata
Can you see what this is?     This is Hojicha powder. Hojicha powder is finely ground Hojicha leaves. It is superfine and smooth like Matcha. You ...
Where to experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo

Where to experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo

Ian Chun
The best places in Tokyo to experience matcha in the setting of Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony.
What every matcha lover should know about chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony

What every matcha lover should know about chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony

Ian Chun
The matcha craze in the West borrows much of its culture from the role of matcha in chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony. Certified Japanese tea instructor and licensed instructor of the Enshu School of Chanoyu
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

Ian Chun
Introduction by Yunomi Tea Merchant, Ian Chun Image credit: kikuo / PIXTA This long essay by Japanese scholar Kakuzo Okakura was written in E...
The Chatsumi Song, celebrating the spring flush of tea leaves (video)

The Chatsumi Song, celebrating the spring flush of tea leaves (video)

Yunomi Staff
A traditional Japanese folk song, now often sung by little children, celebrating the coming of the spring flush. English subtitles on this video. V...