Day 10 of The Japanese Tea Marathon has arrived and today we are travelling to Shiga! Shiga is one of the few landlocked prefectures in Japan. Right in the center of Shiga though lies Japan’s largest lake, Biwa, and it is believed that people have lived around the lake since the stone age. Shiga is… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon- Day 10 | Shiga
Kyoto is known as the cultural capital of Japan. It was the actual capital of the country for more than 1000 years (between 794 - 1868)! When the capital of Japan was moved to Tokyo, a lot of significant culture still remained in Kyoto. Even today, Kyoto is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines.… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon- Day 8 | Kyoto
Kochi is the largest prefecture in Shikoku island, but its population is the third smallest in Japan. Because 84% of its land covered in forests, Kochi is known as the greenest place in Japan. No surprise then that it has an active timber industry. In fact, a long time ago timber from Kochi was used… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon- Day 7 | Kochi
Located on the west side of Kyushu island, Saga is known as the birthplace of Japanese ceramics, especially Japanese porcelain. To this day, there are several areas that make Japanese porcelain including Arita, Imari and Karatsu. Saga prefecture is the smallest in Kyushu island, but it has an active agriculture. Some wheat, barley and rice… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon- Day 5 | Saga
Hey there Teacups...Happy Matcha Monday! Before I get into todays Matcha Monday Masterclass post I just want to take a moment to thank you all for being so understand over on Instagram when it come to me taking a little bit of a posting break throughout the later end of last week, I really needed… Continue reading Matcha Monday Masterclasses | How Is Matcha Produced?