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organic chai for your relaxing time

By Mai - Last updated: 日曜日, 4月 25, 2010

Indian chai is one of my favorite drink. I usually make chai on weekend to relax.

When I go on a picnic, I bring hot chai in a stainless-steel water bottle.

You can find this blend of “ready-to-brew” spices and fine black teas at Crayon house in Omotesando.

organic chai

This is certified organic tea blend of black teas, cardamon, cinnamon, ginger,  clove,  black pepper.

This “ready-to-brew” blends allow you to create your own distinctive cup of chai by being able to add your favorite milk or non-dairy alternative and choice of sweetener.

It’s easy and authentic. It will warm up your weekend!

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Ticking down slowly in Atami

By Mai - Last updated: 日曜日, 2月 14, 2010

Do you know what is “Sukiya Zukuri (数寄屋造り)” ? It is one of the Japanese traditional architectural style. “Sukiya” is not sukiyaki, it is built in the style of a tea-ceremony house. “Suki (数寄)” originally means delight in poems(waka), tea-ceremony, flower arrangement and those elegant pursuits. It means the house built accordance with their taste synonym for tea-ceremony house.



We stayed at Sukiya Zukuri hotel called “Seki-tei (石亭)” in Atami, Shizuoka prefecture. It is high class Onsen (hot spring bath) hotel. What a peaceful and beautiful place it is…

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