• A Green Tea to Keep Around: UJInoTSUYU Matcha Iri Sencha

    A Green Tea to Keep Around:  UJInoTSUYU Matcha Iri Sencha

    I drink a lot of green tea, and I’m always switching brands because I can never find one that I can enjoy.  Yesterday I was  grocery shopping at a local Asian supermarket and picked up a bag of Matcha Iri Sencha by UJInoTSUYU.  It was my first time purchasing the brand of loose leaf tea and it certainly won’t be the last.   It reminds me of the tea I drink at Japanese Restaurants. The tea is imported from Japan’s Uji region, which is considered [...]

     
  • Kyoto and the Green Tea Overload!

    Kyoto and the Green Tea Overload!

    During my visit to Kyoto, Japan last year, I only had two days to visit and I just rushed along without really taking in what the city had to offer.  I knew that green tea was important in Japanese culture, but I didn’t realize how much green tea was part of the food culture. When I say, a part of food culture, I don’t mean by green tea being served along meals, but rather, the infusion of matcha into different types of food.  Matcha is [...]