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HOW TO STORE MATCHA PROPERLY AND KEEP IT FRESH?

How to store matcha? Should you keep it in the fridge? Why does it go bad? And how soon do I have to drink it? This article will clear up all the confusion you have about storing your matcha tea properly.

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WHAT WE CAN LEARN ABOUT MINIMALISM FROM TEA CEREMONY

Is tea ceremony really as minimalist as you think? What’s beneath the surface? And which lessons can we learn about minimalism? The tea ceremony offers profound lessons about not only minimalism, but also how to live more mindfully and how to show proper care for objects and implements. Learn more in this article.

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WHY ARE TEA SCOOPS SO EXPENSIVE?

I hear this question a lot. Why are tea scoops and tea ceremony utensils so expensive? What makes them so valuable? If you for example, look at a tea scoop, it’s just a piece of bamboo. What is so special about it and why does it cost so much?

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NEW YEAR TEA CEREMONY – KUCHI-KIRI AND ROBIRAKI

Happy New Year! Yes, it’s Tea Ceremony New Year. Each year in November we celebrate Tea Ceremony New Year. And what does that entail? That means that we are shifting from the summer service to the winter service. Learn all about the significance of the tea ceremony New Year in this blog post.

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VEGAN TEA – IS THERE MEAT IN YOUR TEA?

November 1st was World Vegan Day. Now I had this thought: “would vegan tea really be a thing, and would the vegan aspect of tea be something that vegans or vegetarians throughout the world would actually pay attention or care to?”
Do you think that there are any aspects that could affect tea to be either vegan or non-vegan? Let me know what you think in the comments below. I’m very interested to get different opinions.

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HOW HAVE WE BECOME SO WASTEFUL?

I’m spending a sunny Sunday afternoon skateboarding with my kids, as I think of the effect tea and tea ceremony has had on my life. How have we become so wasteful? It keeps shocking me how wasteful consumerism oriented culture is. Have we forgotten the pleasure of caring for great tools that last a lifetime?

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3 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN ENTERING A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ROOM.

Three tips on what you should not do in a tea chamber or in a traditional Japanese house where there is straw matted flooring. On these mats, there are some typical, modes of behavior that you should keep in mind just not to come over as impolite or disrespectful. And if you keep these three tips to hart, then you will be able to go into any tatami room without problem.

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CAMPING AND FIRE MAKING IN MANDOKORO

I went camping with my family in Mandokoro. It was a beautiful weekend showing my kids around the natural tea gardens of Mandokoro, experimenting with a different way of making a fire, trying out my hammock tent setup for the first time, enjoying some bushcraft, taking a cold plunge in the river for cold exposure, and simply having a great time in the outdoors!

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WHY DO WE OVEREAT? WE EAT WAY TOO MUCH!

Tea has led me to become more aware in many respects. Food and nutrition is one of those areas I have become more aware about, and intermittent fasting has helped me take control of my life and wellbeing in a much better way. in this article I talk about my experience, heightening my sensitivity through both tea, intermittent fasting, and tuning in to the language of the body.

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REGARDING RESUMPTION OF INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL FROM JAPAN

Due to international shipping restrictions, the Japan Post has suspended acceptance of postal packages to most Western countries (EU, US, CA, AU).

In an effort to support our customers, and to keep supplying our tea worldwide, we provide a shipping option via DHL. And to help carry the burden of the higher shipping cost, we will temporarily offer FREE DHL Express Shipping on orders above USD 200.

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THE TEA CRANE GOES ONLINE!

The physical flagship store at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto will close as of September 10, 2022. Our teas remain available online.

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