matcha articles

3 articles

What is Umami?

  • Holly Helt

You've heard the word UMAMI but what is this fifth taste sensation?

A Glimpse Into the Tea Ceremony (Part 3)

  • Holly Helt

The third and concluding article in our series about the Japanese tea ceremony. An honest take on what it's like and few things which might surprise you!

A Glimpse Into the Tea Ceremony (Part 2)

  • Holly Helt

What most foreigners experience is a short tea “session” or tea time (chakai). You might hear it called cha-no-yu. The matcha tea is usually made “thin” (usucha) and you get to drink the entire bowl... all three sips!