There’s no drink quite like tea. It’s simple enough for anyone to make, but people have also dedicated their lives to perfecting the art of preparation and cultivation of tea. Beloved for its health benefits and taste, it may just be the world’s most important beverage. Japan truly does tea like no one else, and this week’s highlighted auctions give you a peek into the vast world of Japanese tea. Grab a cup and check out these incredible deals!
Start Your Tea Journey With This Bundle
Want to try some Japanese tea, but don’t know where to start? Instead of searching through hundreds of choices, try a little bit of everything with this set. This bundle includes sencha, macha, and genmaicha, along with traditionally prepared seaweed to snack on while you enjoy your drink. It also includes Sugi Bee Garden’s “stick honey” which are individually packaged powdered honey that go perfectly with any tea.
Enjoy Tea Seto Style
If you want to start or round out your tea tool collection, this bundle surely has something to grab your attention. Featuring almost a dozen tea bowls of different styles along with tea ladles, containers, and other equipment, you’re ready to enjoy traditional Japanese tea with this set. The standout pieces are the yellow-glazed Seto style bowls. Seto ware dates back almost 800 years, so owning a piece of Seto pottery is like having a piece of history in your own home!
Enjoy Your Own Tea Ceremony
The tea ceremony is one of Japan’s most lauded traditional arts. The elegant execution along with the high-quality tea and sweets make it an unforgettable experience for anyone lucky enough to partake. If you want to try your hand at serving tea the traditional way, this set’s exquisite equipment helps you get started. The items include a tea bowl, whisk, ladle, matcha container, incense holder, and even a unique feather duster. Even if you don’t plan on hosting your own tea ceremony, the quality of the tools are perfect for personal use as well.
Expresso Culture Meets Tea Prep
The traditional way of making tea involves grinding the leaves into a fine powder, boiling water, and meticulously blending the tea and water together to strike the perfect balance. The Ocha Presso from Sharp eliminates all of this, offering a modern take on tea preparation. Simply put in the leaves and water, and the machine handles the grinding and boiling automatically. With a few button presses, you’ll be ready to have a cup of tea in a few moments. A perfect gift for tea lovers who want to save time.
Make Matcha Your Way with Twinbird’s Ryokucha Bisai
Want to make your own matcha? You could spend hours trying to perfect the art of crushing leaves in a stone bowl, or you could pick up Twinbird’s Ryokucha Bisai tea mill. The machine’s three settings lets you pick from cut leaves for sencha, coarser matcha designed for baking, or the fine, smooth style of matcha used for drinking. It’s multipurpose function is ripe for experimentation when it comes to finding creative ways to use matcha.
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