My Cup Of Tea - Tea Stories: Japan Book
Immerse yourself this winter in the first edition of Tea Stories: JAPAN written by the founder of My Cup of Tea, Ausra Burg.
Tea Stories: Japan is unique exploration of tea culture in Japan. Through the narratives of individuals whose lives are deeply rooted in the world of tea, it reveals elements of Japanese tea culture that are not easily discoverable. The stories are set within the Kyoto and Shizuoka prefectures – both important regions for tea production.
With rich imagery, the book provides an insight into how tea forms an integral part of people's lives in Japan. It presents an intimate examination of tea's evolution and contemporary uses - tea recipes included, customs and processes, rare and regional teas, teaware details and function, and various schools of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Interest in Japanese tea and tea culture has grown in recent years and although Japan is known throughout the world for its long-standing traditions and ritualised customs, there are still many esoteric facets.
Starting in 2008 with a desire to offer excellent quality teas and a background in herbalism and herbal blending, My CUP OF TEA started making their own tea and tisane blends using exceptional quality herbs, botanicals and essential oils in unusual combinations. Their product range has grown to include a selection of speciality tea ware, each piece selected with a focus on both functionality and beauty.