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!


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.