tea

Starbucks Japan’s Valentine’s Day Frappuccino and Bouquet drink are here, but are we in love?

We’re not sure how you could pack much more chocolate or floral flavor into a single cup than Starbucks Japan has here.

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On-warabimochi: A delicious Japanese dessert you should only eat with people who already love you

This sweet mochi treat is both hard to beat and hard to eat.

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Tea with Totoro! Ghibli star gets his own green tea and drinkware line【Photos】

Three different teas and Hasamiyaki ceramics make tea time with the Studio Ghibli star cute and classy.

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A new way to enjoy a cuppa: We try making curry with tea-brewed rice【SoraKitchen】

One simple tweak to your rice preparation results in a more flavorful dish of Japanese-style curry.

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Starbucks Japan’s 2022 Halloween goods are here, and they’re full of black cat cuteness

Add to your Starbucks cup collection with these new, adorable, black cat-motif mugs, tumblers, and bottles!

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We try out Japanese candy maker’s recipes for how to make hard candy drinkable【SoraKitchen】

When life gives us hard candies, we make lemonade (and tea).

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A Japanese tea house for inside your house? Tokyo company wants to offer micro chashitsu overseas

Asakusa tea ceremony school creates a sanctuary you can build inside your living room.

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Matcha improves sleep quality, social cognition, researchers say, and you don’t need to drink it

Results of year-long clinical trial give us more reasons than ever to drink, or eat, matcha.

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Tea with free Pokémon bottle covers at Japanese convenience stores charm, then break, our hearts

Everyone caught ‘em all.

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Taste-testing the Strawberry Mango Oolong Tea at Starbucks Taiwan

How does the earthy taste of oolong tea pair with fruity flavors?

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Mister Donut teams up with Gion Tsujiri again, this time with Uji Matcha and Uji Hojicha flavors

The famous Kyoto confectionary shop and popular donut chain bring us houjicha-flavored collabs for the first time ever

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We stay in a converted Kyoto townhouse filled with traditional charm and overwhelming hospitality

We spend a couple of nights soaking in some wa.

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This green tea soda from Shizuoka in a sense betrayed us, but also placated us【Taste test】

Its flavor came as a surprise…but we soon learned it was better than the alternative. 

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Taste-testing every single sakura sweet and cherry blossom drink we could find at Mujirushi

Sakura storm into Muji’s sweets section, and we are powerless to resist this delicious dozen.

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This Nagoya cafe offers a private room to enjoy tea, meditation, and solitude in total darkness

When we tried it, we actually felt reborn!

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These special Starbucks sakura drinks can only be found at three places in all of Japan

Cherry blossom tea dessert drinks will reward the taste buds of those who make the trip.

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Oolong tea lattes get a place on the Starbucks Japan menu, but do they get one in our heart too?

Taste-testing the newest member of the tea latte lineup.

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Cyber Chakai aims to make Japan’s tea ceremony traditions more accessible with modern technology

Unobtrusive guidance helps tea ceremony guests understand centuries-old etiquette.

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Roasted nori seaweed cake might be a dessert even more Japanese than matcha sweets【Taste test】

Tea company that’s been in business for more than 300 years takes Japanese sweets to a pitch-black frontier.

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Why do Japanese hot spring inns give you tea and sweets at check-in? For your own safety

It may not be the only reason, but part of the plan is that green tea and wagashi will help keep you safe during your stay.

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