Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea

Sep 6, 2014

Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea

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One of the first things you see as you exit Kanazawa Station is a giant brass sculpture of a teapot sunken drunkenly into a mound of grass or, depending on your interpretation, tilting to fill a cup of the refreshing green brew the city ...

Green tea extract lends new aroma to cosmetics

Jun 23, 2014

Green tea extract lends new aroma to cosmetics

A beauty school owner in Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture, has created a new line of cosmetics made with a green tea extract. Megumi Ota, who teaches aromatherapy, said the idea to use green tea came from a student who wondered why the aroma wasn’t available. ...

Jan 8, 2014

U.S. falling for healthy green tea from Japan

Americans are increasingly turning to Japanese green tea on the back of rising health consciousness, with U.S. tea imports from Japan growing about tenfold over the last decade. Ippodo Tea Co., a tea retailer that began business in Kyoto about 300 years ago, opened ...