tea


December 14, 2012

The PDT Project: Black Jack

by Payman Bahmani

Over the last decade the cocktail renaissance has spread across the country and helped turn bartending from a mere side-job for college students and aspiring actors into an honorable profession.

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December 4, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Euphorium Tea Salon (Colombo)

by Sakura Gooneratne

 

On a combined wedding/tour/family holiday in Sri Lanka in mid-November, I had two days in Colombo with my parents.

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October 29, 2012

Umami Mart Spotlight: Atelier Dion Yunomi (Teacups)

by Kayoko Akabori

We are extremely excited to present yunomi (teacups) exclusively made for us by our dear friends Jay + Rie of Atelier Dion.

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October 4, 2012

Crop Shop in Azabujuban (TYO)

by Shizuka Wakashita

I used to live in Azabujuban for four years during my 20s. Sadly I don’t get to go there that often anymore as I live farther away.

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October 1, 2012

Coffee + Tea Month @ Umami Mart

by Kayoko Akabori

Happy October! The air is a bit crisper, the leaves, brighter. What better way to get ready for the colder months than to cozy up with coffee and tea?

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July 19, 2012

Darjeeling Discovery: Thurbo Tea Estate

by Yoko Kumano

Tea estates in Darjeeling are very aware that organic sells. Some tea estates convert their whole operation into an organic one, while others simply can not afford the high costs that are needed to apply for certification.

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July 12, 2012

Darjeeling Discovery: Castleton Tea Estate

by Yoko Kumano

Out of all the tea plantations I went to during my trip, Castleton seemed to have the most modern and well-kept facilities.

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July 5, 2012

Darjeeling Discovery: Junpana Tea Estate

by Yoko Kumano

“What is different about the Junpana tea estate, from all the other tea estates in Darjeeling?” I asked BM Mudgil (manager of Junpana).

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June 28, 2012

Darjeeling Discovery: Goomtee Tea Estate

by Yoko Kumano

Darjeeling reminded me of Hayao Miyazaki’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky. It is hidden within the thick cloak of fog and has an elevation of up to 8000 feet.

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April 18, 2012

Packaging Whore: The Intelligentsia Coffee Pour Over Set

by Kayoko Akabori

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Now, Umamimart has never really been “in” on the “scene”. We don’t really get invited to hip opening events or get star attention from restaurants when dining.

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