Hello, all matcha enthusiasts! Let’s celebrate a special occasion together today.
Today, February 6th is known as “Matcha Day”. It is designated as “Matcha Day” by the Nishio City Tea Industry Promotion Council in Commemoration of the 120th Anniversary of Nishio Tea Founding. The decision to mark this date as “Matcha Day” stems from the association with the Japanese tea ceremony tool known as “furo” (風炉), used in the process of heating water in the kettle. In the world of tea ceremony, there is a tool called “furo,” and the term is associated with the numbers “2” and “6.” Using the clever wordplay of “fu (2) ro (6),” February 6th was chosen to be designated as “Matcha Day.”
Aesthetic of Matcha
Matcha holds a special place in Japanese tea culture. Considered a part of the artistry of the tea ceremony, matcha is used to create moments of calm and meditative reflection. The refined flavor, deep green color, and distinct aroma of matcha stimulate not just the sense of taste but the entire sensory experience.
Ways to Enjoy Matcha
There are various ways to savor matcha on Matcha Day. Consider participating in a tea ceremony class or workshop to learn the art of whisking matcha and enjoy a luxurious moment of serenity. Alternatively, you can create your own matcha experience at home by preparing matcha and pairing it with traditional Japanese sweets.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the cultural significance of matcha and the artistry behind the Japanese tea ceremony. Whether you’re enjoying a traditional tea ceremony, sipping matcha with friends, or exploring new matcha-infused treats, let the spirit of “Matcha Day” fill your cup with warmth and connection.
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