I always love a nice cup of Japanese green tea in the afternoon.
The Japanese green tea is ready!
Pouring green tea into a teacup has a certain style. I studied the Japanese tea ceremony when I first arrived in Japan. I still use some of that technique when I enjoy my cup of green tea.
My Japanese Noritake porcelain tea set is trimmed with platinum. There are mountains and cherry blossom petals on it. Each saucer is traditional Japanese reddish-brown lacquerware.
The white porcelain dishes with the traditional Japanese green tea treats are gold trimmed Yokohama china in a shell shape.
The tea treats are cherry mochi
(a thin sweetened cherry flavored rice cake) a with cherry flavored Japanese an
(a cherry flavored sweetened bean jam) filling and topped with a fresh strawberry. The outer covering is a fresh cherry leaf.
My traditional Japanese tea cannister is covered with cherry wood and has cherry tree branches with blossoms and leaves carved into it.