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Our writers’ perspectives and opinions regarding various tea and teaware

Top 10 Yunomi on Amazon

Top 10 Yunomi on Amazon

Yunomi is a shortened name for “Yunomi Chawan.” It is a teacup made of ceramic, porcelain, or clay and without a handle.

Unicorn Tea

Unicorn Tea

Every year new species of a few organisms are discovered. Have unicorns ever existed? I prepared Unicorn Tears Tea.

Tea From Takachiho

Tea From Takachiho

I was recently contacted by the Takachiho Japan Agriculture office in the Miyazaki Prefecture of Kyushu: Please can you taste our tea, give us your opinion, and send us your photo tasting it?

Top 10 List of Shampoos With Green Tea

Top 10 List of Shampoos With Green Tea

If you decide you’d like to try a green tea shampoo, here’s a list of our recommended green tea shampoos that can be conveniently bought online, and possibly also found in local pharmacies and groceries.

Tea Advent Calendars

Tea Advent Calendars

Have you purchased an advent calendar yet?  It is not too late to get one. Those of you who observe Christianity could inform those of us who do not...

Matcha for your FACE!

Matcha for your FACE!

Drum roll, please! Chiki Tea has partnered with 11:11 ANGEL ORGANICS, a new start-up skincare formulator; and now after two years in development we...

Review: Teasup Black Teas

Review: Teasup Black Teas

I was very excited to receive teas to review from the UK-based company Teasup. They sent me three black teas to review: A Malawian First Flush and...

MCT Your Matcha Latte!

MCT Your Matcha Latte!

Have you ever been to a foreign country and felt completely out of your comfort zone? Well, that was me in Austin, Texas; standing in front of the...

OXO Tea Kettle Review

OXO Tea Kettle Review

Electric Kettle Brewing Makes Brewing Japanese Green Tea Easy!The ability to brew delicious Japanese green tea quickly is such a joy.  I mean, why...

Monkey Shines

Monkey Shines

The assault was immediate.  Most of us have had that experience where suddenly a bruised onion or a forgotten potato announces its rotting...

Ave Tea

Ave Tea

Handcrafted - Organic - Exotic - Small Tea Growers All the things that catch our attention – right? How do we honor those who honor the leaves? How...

Meet the Master Chef of Shampoo!

Meet the Master Chef of Shampoo!

When foreigners move to Japan a peculiar thing happens. No matter how much we fuss, nearly every day is a bad hair day. Silky smooth Japanese hair...