Myths about Sake
If you perchance to Japanese sake, you know that means “alcoholic beverage” plain and simple. Rice Wine’s real name is Nihonshu, but it was considered too difficult for Western countries when exports once came up. The short and pithy sake was much easier to absorb. The reason for that sake more often than not have an accent over the last letter is that the English would not pronounce it wrong. It had become sejk, as in “heaven’s sake” … Continue reading
Umeshu from steeping ume fruits while still unripe and green.
Umeshu is a Japanese liqueur with more than 1,000 years of history. It is made of Ume apricot, alcohol and sugar and very popular in Japan. There are more than 300 private Umeshu labels and many households also make their own liqueur. The purpose of this lens is to share knowledge about Umeshu in generals, Umeshu labels, their producers and to show how its production works. Continue reading
Matcha, rubbed tea, is a Japanese green tea powder used primarily in the Japanese tea ceremony but also for flavoring and coloring, such as, ice cream and pastries. To drink it is mixed with nearly boiling hot water to desired strength and thickness. Continue reading