Some people collect stamps. Shoes. Handbags. Comic books. Ears in a jar. I collect teaware and paper hand fans from Japan. So when a lovely friend of mine took a much-envied trip to Japan recently (Her journey here) I asked if she minded bringing me back a paper hand fan. WELL. She scoured the streets of Kyoto and found me this gorgeous shimmering little delight.
But when my parcel arrived there was something else!
Isn’t it pretty?? What a gorgeous paper covered canister. And it’s filled with single serves of Matcha! You wish you were me.
So I figured what better time to test out my new T2 cup and saucer.
This is the Oriental Crane Blue Peacock Cup & Saucer from T2’s new Japanese origami-inspired range of teaware which has been brought out for their Matcha Month. I think the saucer is the shiznits. It’s a generous sized cup with a little weight to it. It’s pleasant to use.
I decided to test out the tea from my new canister, and with little experience in Matcha I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I was quite surprised. This brew had a slight sweetness to it which I hadn’t experienced with my previous adventures with green tea. It was smooth and easy to drink. My cup was gone before I realised, which must be a good sign. I’m happy that there’s more!
Now if someone could just bring me a Matcha kit, that would be tops. 😛 I’m getting a bit of a thing for blue glazed Matcha bowls…
What do you enjoy collecting? How big is your collection?