A new series where we envisage what our collection of sensorial and esoteric teas would be, act, and think as personalities. What would it eat? What would it listen to? How would it spend its time? What would it dream about?
Consider Hōjicha, Yuki, a smoky, umami-forward roasted green from the famed region of Fukuoka, Japan. While most hōjicha are crafted from second—or third—tier leaves, this hōjicha was made with our producer's first harvest of gyokuro.
Continue reading to imagine what Hōjicha, Yuki might eat, listen to, read and dream about...
① ITS DREAM KITCHEN
Handmade kitchenscape built into rockface, from Artists' Handmade Houses by Michael Owen Gotkin. Photo by Don Freeman.
"Sculptor, ceramist, and tableware designer Russel Wright built his home in Garrison, New York, in the 1950s. Design influences from Japan stemmed from a trip to Asia in 1955. The kitchen, shown here, features windows that look out upon rocks that lead up to Wright's studio. The ceramics are nearly all of his design." – Dwell
② CURRENTLY READING
The Kites, Romain Gary
③ WHAT IT SIPS TEA FROM
Silver Sake Set, Chie Fujii
④ IN ITS LIVING ROOM
Reimagined ikebana from vintage photographs by Nicola Kloosterman
"Kloosterman slices apart vintage photographs of ikebana arrangements, removes their center and grants them a different kind of balance through her elegant reassemblage. 'In this way, a new image is created that stands its own ground, and yet its cut lines indicate that a core
piece has been lost.'"
⑤ FAVORITE FOOD
Masuya Onigiri Senbei Soy Sauce Flavored Rice Crackers
⑥ WHAT IT’S LISTENING TO
Far in, Helado Negro