tea


January 7, 2013

The Forest Feast: Chai-Nog

by Erin Gleeson

It’s so cold in the woods these days — cozy up with a warm cup of Chai-Nog! Just mix one part chai tea (loose leaf or from a tea bag) with one part egg nog, then sprinkle with nutmeg.

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December 4, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Euphorium Tea Salon (Colombo)

by Sakura

 

On a combined wedding/tour/family holiday in Sri Lanka in mid-November, I had two days in Colombo with my parents. One of the things I’ve been trying to do for the past few years was to visit Euphorium Tea Salon which supplies Ceylon tea to Lanka, a Japanese pâtisserie in London.

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October 29, 2012

Umami Mart Spotlight: Atelier Dion Yunomi (Teacups)

by Kayoko

We are extremely excited to present yunomi (teacups) exclusively made for us by our dear friends Jay + Rie of Atelier Dion.

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October 1, 2012

Coffee + Tea Month @ Umami Mart

by Kayoko

Happy October! The air is a bit crisper, the leaves, brighter. What better way to get ready for the colder months than to cozy up with coffee and tea?

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July 19, 2012

Darjeeling Discovery: Thurbo Tea Estate

by yoko

Tea estates in Darjeeling are very aware that organic sells. Some tea estates convert their whole operation into an organic one, while others simply can not afford the high costs that are needed to apply for certification.

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July 12, 2012

Darjeeling Discovery: Castleton Tea Estate

by yoko

Out of all the tea plantations I went to during my trip, Castleton seemed to have the most modern and well-kept facilities.

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July 5, 2012

Darjeeling Discovery: Junpana Tea Estate

by yoko

“What is different about the Junpana tea estate, from all the other tea estates in Darjeeling?” I asked BM Mudgil (manager of Junpana).

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June 28, 2012

Darjeeling Discovery: Goomtee Tea Estate

by yoko

Darjeeling reminded me of Hayao Miyazaki’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky. It is hidden within the thick cloak of fog and has an elevation of up to 8000 feet.

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December 15, 2011

Japanify: Yuzu Ginger Tea

by yoko

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It’s that time of the year, when my well-windowed apartment gets really cold and I have to bring out multiple space heaters to supplement the un-strategically placed central heater that seems to whisper lukewarm puffs of air.

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August 25, 2011

Japanify: Kuzu Matcha Kanten with Mizu Yokan

by yoko

Kuzu Matcha Kanten and Mizu Yokan

Although we don’t see many kudzu vines taking over large patches of land in the west, it is often referred to as the “mile-a-minute-vine” in the South.

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