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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.
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Happy New Year to you! (and yes, it's Feb!)
There's something about the start of another year that makes you think more about living life with more intention.
Do you know what kind of life you would like to live?
Do your daily actions reflect that or could some things change?
One thing I am always striving to do better with daily is living as zero waste as possible. In this very fast paced life we all live, it's so easy to turn to products of convenience to make life a little less hectic (this is especially true when you're a parent, I totally get it!)
And yes...I'm mainly talking about single use plastic
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.
If you've never had the chance to try Matcha, it's definitely a unique taste to experience.
What struck me at first when tasting Matcha for the first time was the sweet yet savoury flavour like nothing I had experienced before.
I later heard the Japanese word Umami which translates to pleasant or beautiful taste. It's not sweet, not sour, not salty nor bitter.
It's just a pleasant taste that you can't really describe.
Late last year I was thrilled to launch a Pozible Crowdfunding campaign to make my dream of sharing Premium Japanese Green Tea and the Shaker with you all a reality!
I wanted to "test the waters" to see if there was demand out there for a Premium Matcha Green Tea in Home Compostable Packaging plus a unique reusable Matcha Shaker device to help making it a breeze! Turns out there is...hurrah!