Houjicha

Houjicha is a Japanese roasted green tea. According to Wikipedia, houjicha is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal. So that explains the reddish color and the smoked scent of this tea. Before my Japanese friend head back to Japan, I ordered another bunch of Japanese snacks and teas. I got one pack of sencha,…

Genmaicha

Another tea has been added to my collection. Genmaicha is a Japanese green tea with roasted brown rice. This type of tea is also known as the popcorn tea because you can hear a popping sound during the steep. I’ve been ordering this type of tea from my Japanese friend every time she travels to…

Adulting

For some weird reason I started ordering alcoholic beverages in sushi restaurants. I usually drink water or sodas but during my last visits I chose to drink one. Maybe it means that I’m a full grown adult now (*laughs).   Save Save

Lovely Finds

Who said that you won’t find nice stuff at a thrift store? I should have done this before, visit the thrift store near my place. They have lots of cheap and awesome stuff that I like (and need). Last Tuesday, I went to the Fretex (The Salvation Army) shop near where I live. I didn’t…

Sencha from Shizouka

My Sencha story Sencha tea was introduced to me by a friend of mine only 2 years ago. Before that, I used to drink Earl Grey and Lipton. My tea drinking habits were not that healthy before because I used a lot of sugar (because Earl Grey and Lipton teas dry my throat), when I…

Simple Joys in Life

The tea set that I ordered from my Japanese friend has finally arrived today. I’m so happy because I have my very own teapot now. I can now brew and serve Sencha tea into an authentic Japanese teaware. I got this for 67 usd (Shipping is included.) I opted for a floral blue one, because…

Japan Feeling in Stavanger

  Never been in Japan but I’ve learned to love the Japanese culture because of my exposure to their films, tv shows and cartoons. I have also learned some Japanese words because of the anime song themes. I’m also a big fan of Japanese architecture. It’s very neat and minimalistic but definitely an eyecatcher. Anyway,…