Saturday, September 12, 2009

September Tea - Matcha Tea by Visiting Japanese Ladies

It has been a fun and busy week with the visiting Japanese sister city delegation. At the "farewell party" on Friday night, the ladies dressed in traditional Kimono and made matcha tea in the busy kitchen of the party hosts before performing a traditional dance.
Matcha Uji means "froth of liquid jade." The Japanese Tea Ceremony centers around the preparation, serving and drinking of matcha. I have wonderful memories of being a guest at traditional Japanese Tea Ceremonies on my two trips to Japan.


my cup of tea said...

What a blessing to be part of that! I bet it was wonderful!

Angela McRae said...

How wonderful to get to experience this with the Japanese ladies! Having tried frothing matcha myself, I can tell my "technique" could seriously use some help!

parTea lady said...

Sounds like wonderful week with the Japanese delegation. Nice photos.

The bright color of the matcha is lovely. Are the little squares some kind of bean paste sweet?

Anonymous said...

This is really cool. Matcha is an incredible tea. It's easy to make, it tastes great, and it's really good for you too. The Japanese know their tea; they've been doing about the same with it for hundreds of years. --Teaternity

Raristoteles Rareo said...

Mmmm! yumi!, the true is, i ever selected the tea inside of coffee, is more relaxing.


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