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All About Japanese Tea Culture

  • History of Hojicha, One of Japan's Favorite Teas

    History of Hojicha, One of Japan's Favorite Teas

    Today, we touch on the history of hojicha, which in comparison to the other Japanese teas out there, is relatively new.  Hojicha making started in the 1920’s, during Japan’s early...

  • Tea Ceremony Politics - Yunomi.life

    Tea Ceremony Politics

    The history of the Japanese tea ceremony (Chado or Chanoyu) is too often told without the sociopolitical context that was essential to its popularity as it took hold in the...

  • The Tea that is served with your Sushi - Yunomi.life

    The Tea that is served with your Sushi

    Just as you put down your chopsticks after enjoying a round of nigiris at a traditional sushi restaurant in Tokyo the sushi master respectfully announces, “Agari onegaishimasu!” (Agari please!) A few...

  • A Comforting Japanese Dish with Tea: Ochazuke - Yunomi.life

    A Comforting Japanese Dish with Tea: Ochazuke

    Have you ever tried the Japanese dish called ochazuke? Ochazuke is not a dish that one typically comes across in Japanese restaurants outside of Japan. It is more of a familial and...