May your New Year be filled with love and good health!
My holiday season kicked off with the 2016 Advent Tea Calendar theme of "12 Unique Teas from Japan". Alongside the daily tea reviews, I included an informative post explaining more about each type of tea. If you're curious, these posts may be found under Tea Appreciation in the top menu.
New Year's Eve was restful and I enjoyed a traditional meal of toshikoshi soba (year-bridging noodles), using up the last of the matcha soba from Itohkyuemon, with a pot of asairi houjicha from Chado Tea House, a gift from Christmas.