Hi! I want to share my knowledge about tea history and tea culture and new insights on the topic.
Here I describe my first encounter with bubble tea and observations in Japan, Austria and Thailand while exploring the roots and various developments of this beverage.
Learn more about the treasure of Shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimasa and his art evaluators in this article.
When I studied in Japan, I joined our university tea club. Get some insights about our routines and annual events etc. of our club here.
I would like to wish everyone who drops by a Happy New Year. As you could see, I wasn’t very active in the second half of 2019, which was due…
Since I read about tea plantations in the northern part of Chiang Rai prefecture, Thailand, I decided to visit one of the plantations. This May, I finally took the chance.
This time, I would like to do a film review on Every day a good day by Ōmori Tatsushi a movie about the life of a woman who finds her path in tea.
The last part of this mini-series is about a tea cup from Korea, called Fujibakama or Ran-chawan, being both, a representative for Buncheong ware and Mishima ware.
In this short entry, I want to thank the “Mutual Images Research Association” for introducing my blog in their newsletter.
Oribe-yaki – I guess no other pottery had a greater influence on the aesthetics of Japanese pottery. What are the characteristics of a typical kuro-Oribe-yaki and what is my favourite one? Find out in this blog post.
I would like to introduce my favorite tea cups for chanoyu in three entries. The first one is the most mysterious chawan, called yōhen tenmoku chawan.