What is Umami?

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

A Glimpse Into the Tea Ceremony (Part 3)

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)

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!