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Was so thrilled to be invited onto the Journey To Happiness Heart Driven Hustle Podcast recently!
It a little bit of Matcha education, a little bit about the business, a little bit about me and how my heart is at the centre of my hustle!
- why I started the business in the first place
- a bit about what Matcha is and it's significance in Japanese culture
- tips for other business owners to keep going without burning out with practical self care routines
- how to push past fear, self sabotage and anxiety by changing mindset
Bit of trivia - Did you know what Matcha means in Japanese?
Ma - means stone ground and Cha means Tea. So it literally means stone ground Green Tea Powder
How cool is that?
Enjoy the podcast and do give these guys a follow, they are awesome!
If you're a Matcha lover like us, the vast choice of Matcha flavoured treats to be found in Japan can be quite overwhelming.
So many things to try, so little time! Rest assured, it's a good problem to have!
On our recent travels that took us to Tokyo and Kyoto, we tried to visit as many places on our Matcha cafe wishlist as possible.
While we were at it, discovered a whole lots of new ones to boot! BONUS!
We're delighted to share a few with you now and we hope you add them to your list too.
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With the trip to Japan but a distant memory, it's time to reminisce and share what wonderful experiences I had while there.
Very much a standout was the tea farm visit in Uji. Uji is a quaint town about 20 mins by train south of Kyoto (if you were travelling to Nara you would pass through it)
In Uji you can wander through a street called Byodoin Omotesando and literally smell the aroma of Matcha Green Tea in the air ahhh!
But more on that another time!
The main reason for visiting Uji was to meet the family behind the Tea Farm our Premium Matcha is sourced from and witness Ichibancha (or first harvest) that takes place in May each year.
So incredibly excited to share the lovely blog post written by self confessed ”tea addict”(we're with you on that! 😂) Karma Clarke, otherwise known as @goodfoodgoodkarma on Instagram.
Such beautiful words and you can also find a great video demonstrating how to make Matcha using a traditional bamboo whisk.
At the recent Japan Festival (where we had our market stall debut), many people wanted to know about the health benefits of drinking Matcha.
So....we thought it would be a great idea to give you the lowdown on the glorious green powder that is still taking the world by storm.
There are a few key factors as to why Matcha is an incredible superfood and really packs a punch when it comes to the health benefits received from drinking it.