'Matcha' gets remake in U.S. market

Food & Drink Apr 9, 2015

'Matcha' gets remake in U.S. market

by Christine Armario

More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist monks in Japan began a daily ritual of grinding green tea leaves into powder, mixing it into hot water with a bamboo whisk, then sharing the tea from a single cup. Today matcha in the U.S. is considerably ...

Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea

Travel Sep 6, 2014

Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea

by Stephen Mansfield

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 ...