Category: Travel

Limited Edition Matcha Ice Cream

Shizuoka Japan tea producer and retailer Oyaizu Seiich was awarded Daijinsho during the latest National Tea Products Awards.  This high honor of The Minister’s Award, is given by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for outstanding quality of a tencha.  Since tench is the raw material that matcha is made from, it only stands to reason that a…

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Tatami Starbucks

Part of the fun of travel is going to an iconic American business while abroad to see how it’s adapted for a non-american tastes. Some people focus on McDonalds, others go for a pizza chain, but for me, it’s Starbucks. The Starbucks by my flat in Paris looks like any one stateside, serving identical offerings in real cups with fancier…

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