Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Japanese Tea Gifts

A lovely tea friend from Japan recently sent me some fantastic tea-related gifts! I thought I'd share a few with you here.






Lupicia Teas -- Outer Packaging
















Lupicia Teas -- Inner Packaging






(Clockwise from Bottom Left) Tea Stickers, Kaishi (Japanese tea ceremony napkin-type papers), matcha sweets (pictured last), paper crane paper (How Postmodern!), a teapot/teacup cloth napkin, kyusu (teapot) chopstick rests (bottom) and a teacup-covered napkin (center)



Tea candies, a geisha postcard and youkan (delicious red bean/agar-agar sweets -- Oishi! (Delicious!))



A tasty matcha-based desert. I paired it with sencha. Yum!

2 comments:

Jet LeBlanc said...

That all looks beautiful -- and delicious!!

VeeTea said...

Oh, it is! I love the youkan the most and my friend Yuka considers it to be her favorite desert, kind of a comfort food with the same connotations I have with chocolate.