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, Nagasaki itself has the largest number of islands in Japan. For a long time Nagasaki was known as the gateway to Japan, with it's geographical location making it one of the main ports for trading with Asia and Europe. During the isolation period of Japan - ‘sakoku’… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon- Day 6 | Nagasaki
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?
Hey There Teacups... Happy Matcha Monday! After starting my new Matcha Monday Masterclasses last month with a run down of how to traditionally prepare matcha (if you haven't read that post yet you can find it here) I thought that for part two of this series it was only fair for me to include a… Continue reading Matcha Monday Masterclasses | Preparing Matcha (Part 2) – The Modern Methods