A friend gave me some @itoen_ Oiocha Matcha-Iri Ryokucha and I made a cuppa one rainy night this week.
🍃 This green tea is a blend of sencha leaves and matcha powder. My friend advised not to strain it, to just let it sink to the bottom of the cup, so that’s what I did.
🍃It’s very rich in flavor, half a teaspoon is enough for this cup, and still quite strong, at that.
🍃 I do like matcha but I don’t drink sencha that much as I’m not too keen on the fishy taste of Japanese green tea. I like Jeju green tea better because the taste is clearer, but I do like making ochazuke (green tea over rice — there’s a post about it somewhere down my feed) with my sencha. I’m excited to use this tea in ochazuke, maybe when I get a salmon steak or some eel and then restock on bonito flakes — I think it’ll taste amazing!
🍃 Will try coldbrewing this sometime, I’ll post results here as well.
🍃 I saved the dregs for masking (not divination 😂), but skipped the honey as google advised (honey makes my face itch — bee allergy!). Bits of green tea kept falling off my face, but I did like the cooling sensation and I felt it brightened my skin and helped even out the tone.
P.S. Featured in this photo are my pretty Tradlos tea measure and honey drip (which I also use as a stirrer — I’ve been using plastic spoons for honey, but I’ve read you can use a metal utensil as long as you don’t keep it in the honey jar) from @ikea_taiwan; my fave @royalalbertengland nosegay cup and saucer, and one of my @teavanatea macaron tea tins (I have four 😂). #teatime #tealover #timefortea #teagram #steepstagram #teageek #fancyacuppa #looseleaftea #looseleaf #looseleafislife #tradlos #ikeatradlos #royalalbert #bonechina #royalalbertchina #royalalbertnosegay #teathings #teacup #teatin #macaronteatin #itoenmatchairi #matchairi #greentea #sencha #cuppatea #teaset #teathings