Teishu and The Way Of Tea - Part 2  In part 1, I introduced readers to my good friend Tetsuko-san - practitioner and teacher of the tea ceremony...

Teishu and The Way Of Tea - Part 2

The tea ceremony also uses a variety of ceramic styles for serving tea, and which guests are encouraged to handle and admire.

"Tea is nothing more than this: heat the water, prepare the tea, and drink it properly. That is all you need to know." Sen no Rikyu

"Tea is nothing more than this: heat the water, prepare the tea, and drink it properly. That is all you need to know." Sen no Rikyu

Seiza and The Tea Ceremony  Most often, the Japanese tea ceremony is performed in a purpose built space known as chashitsu (茶室) - popularly known in English as...

Seiza and The Tea Ceremony

Seiza is the preferred style for sitting on tatami flooring in most formal situations, though centuries of conditioning has made seiza commonplace in all aspects of Japanese lifestyle.

In our last blog post, we explained what kitchen grade matcha is and why it's worth choosing for culinary purposes over other grades of matcha. Today, we bring you our very own tried and tested recipe for matcha and white chocolate muffins! ...read more

Matcha and White Chocolate Muffins

In our last blog post, we explained what kitchen grade matcha is and why it's worth choosing for culinary purposes over other grades of matcha. Today, we bring you our very own tried and tested recipe for matcha and white chocolate muffins! ...read more

Kitchen grade matcha is the best choice for adding a green tea flavour to baked goods and other treats. Whether it's matcha smoothies, matcha cakes or homemade matcha ice cream that you crave, TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION highly recommends using 'kitchen grade' rather than 'daily drink grade' or 'ceremonial grade' matcha in your recipes. Read on to find out more!

What is kitchen grade matcha?

Kitchen grade matcha is the best choice for adding a green tea flavour to baked goods and other treats. Whether it's matcha smoothies, matcha cakes or homemade matcha ice cream that you crave, TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION highly recommends using 'kitchen grade' rather than 'daily drink grade' or 'ceremonial grade' matcha in your recipes. Read on to find out more!

Holiday season sale 2017 !   SAVE 20% ! Almost all the items from Nov 1st... read more

From Nov 1st - [SAVE 20%] Holiday season sale 2017 !

Holiday season sale 2017 ! SAVE 20% ! Almost all the items from Nov 1st... read more

The Aesthetics of Japanese Pottery  My mother, Dolly, was raised in an area of Staffordshire commonly known as the Potteries...

The Aesthetics of Japanese Pottery

The Aesthetics of Japanese Pottery My mother, Dolly, was raised in an area of Staffordshire commonly known as the Potteries...

Visiting OTA TEA! - Ureshino, Saga  I went and visited the Ota Shigeki tea factory, located in Ureshino city, Saga...

Visiting OTA TEA! - Ureshino, Saga

Visiting OTA TEA! - Ureshino, Saga I went and visited the Ota Shigeki tea factory, located in Ureshino city, Saga...

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA & GREEN TEA EXTRACTS  Here in Japan, there has always been a tacit acceptance that drinking green tea is good for one's health and wellbeing, but...

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA & GREEN TEA EXTRACTS

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA & GREEN TEA EXTRACTS Here in Japan, there has always been a tacit acceptance that drinking green tea is good for one's health and wellbeing, but...

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