Tag: Japanese

  • 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

    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

    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

    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, […]