171111-15 Adentures in Matcha _DEB5567 copy
After being properly instructed to make matcha in Japan (thank you, Obubu Tea Farm!), these are my first attempts to make it at home. I brought back some nice matcha, and the chawans that have been patiently tolerating various teas and even non-tea foods are proving very effective & attractive for their intended use.
The mix of dried and fresh blossoms on these branches, from three species of buckwheat still in bloom, is very typical of fall in the desert.