Tag - tea



George Guttridge-Smith brews tea at Kyoto Obubu Tea Farm in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, where he serves as head of international development.
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 13, 2024
Is black the new green for Japan’s flagging tea farmers?
With coffee and bottled tea cutting into their potential profits, harvesters in Japan are dabbling in the less-regulated production of black tea.
Nilanjan Bandyopadhyay has created what may be West Bengal's first house dedicated to Japan's storied tea ceremony.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 25, 2023
Matcha meets Darjeeling in Indian man's tea ceremony house
Named "Kokoro" after the Japanese word for heart, the house stands in a small town located around 150 kilometers from Kolkata.
A squeeze of fresh "sudachi" citrus is the final element in this earthy, warming dish perfect for cooler temperatures.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 19, 2023
Here’s the tea on traditional dobin teapot-steamed mushrooms
Dobin mushi pairs well with meat, fish, tofu, omelets and other vegetables. You can also serve dobin mushi in lieu of soup at any meal.
As a young man, preserving the 400-year-old Ueda Soko Ryu tea ceremony school, which had survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, was always on Soko Ueda's mind.
Nov 11, 2023
‘Life is for being who I am — not who others expect me to be’
A soon-to-be 17th-generation tea ceremony grandmaster shares the journey he took in embracing his family heritage and preserving a Hiroshima tradition.
Whether you see it as ceremonious or a “way” of living in the moment, the tea ceremony offers a chance to relax and think about the moment you are in.
Oct 13, 2023
The linguistic influence of tea in Japan is more than ceremonial
The way of tea is one of inner peace and enjoying the moment. And it's good for understanding idioms, too.
Designed by Sadamaranai Obake, Kumomonaka is a wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionery) kit that encourages those in mourning to talk about the past while creating sweets in colors that remind them of their deceased loved ones.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Aug 26, 2023
Japan-made novelties with deeper purpose
The easiest way to understand Japanese cultural concepts might be through these smartly designed products.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 2, 2023
'Treasure of Japan' tea master spreads matcha and peace in Australia
Sen Genshitsu was awarded Japan's Prime Minister's Award in April for his contribution to peace diplomacy and promoting Japanese culture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 23, 2023
Will tourists thirst for trips to a Japanese green tea mecca?
Tourists in Japan can find quality tea anywhere. These rural farmers, however, are hoping some travelers are willing to go far afield for excellent sips.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2023
Roger Dahl on tea ceremony
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE RECIPE BOX
Mar 5, 2023
Recipe: 'Smoky' soba
A boiling pot of cultures and noodles fit for any appetite.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2023
‘Tea Friends’: Sex positivity for the older crowd
Bunji Sotoyama’s film about a call girl service for senior citizens is elevated by its frank depictions of elder sex.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Sep 10, 2022
Is the age-old tea ceremony ready for a cardboard future?
Tradition in sadu014d (Japanese tea ceremony) is a fluid concept, but that doesn't necessarily mean an open-door policy for every innovation like the Chashitsu Zero.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE RECIPE BOX
Jul 17, 2022
Recipe: Barley tea highball
Whiskey and sweet. Gin and Earl Grey. Mugi-cha and mugi-shu014dchu016b?
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2022
Japan concerned over Cambodia naval base modernizing with Chinese aid
The base, which is strategically located on the Gulf of Thailand, near the South China Sea, has been a source of geopolitical tension.
Japan Times
May 21, 2022
Approaching tea like you would wine, Zach Mangan gives Japan's main drink its due
In his book, 'Stories of Japanese Tea: The Regions, The Growers and The Craft,' Zach Mangan hopes to pay respect to a dwindling number of true artists.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2022
New Japanese tea leaves sell for record ¥1.96 million at auction
Market officials in Shizuoka Prefecture said that although this year's tea grew more slowly than usual, its quality remains good.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2021
In Taiwan tea country, a scramble to adapt to extreme weather
Farmers were hit hard by a heavy drought last year only to face torrential rain this year.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 25, 2021
It's a matcha matchup between Japan's green tea producers
The growing popularity of matcha-infused sweets and beverages sold at cafes and pastry shops in Japan is triggering fierce competition among green tea producers in their own backyard.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2021
‘Tea Life, Tea Mind’: Celebrating the simple act of serving tea
Green tea began in China as a medicinal brew, and grew in Japan into an aid to wakefulness and meditation for Zen monks. In time, the ceremony of its preparation became a mode of refinement for a social elite versed in introspection and aesthetics. In the modern age, however, few Japanese have the time...
Japan Times
May 7, 2021
Japan's premier art collective teamLab celebrates 20 years with a spot of tea and a Miami bash
Marking 20 years, teamLab has a lot to be proud of when it comes to making an impact on the international art scene. The collective's success was not a foregone conclusion, however.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan