Gifts from a fellow tea lover in Japan
This was a lovely surprise from a fellow tea blogger in Japan - Ms. Keiko Suzuki of But Tea.
I saw her clay hand held roaster on her blog and inquired about acquiring one.
The store - Ochauke-ya (http://ochaukeya.com/houroku) where she purchased it at is in Japan.
However, the store does not deliver overseas, so Keiko-san, gifted me a roaster.
I received her package yesterday and was quite surprised to find some other precious goodies in it.
Kuki-Cha - these leaves to be roasted in the Houroku (roaster)
Houji -Cha (roasted tea) - from Kaga, Ishikawa
Japanese black tea from Kagoshima, Japan
Japanese black tea from Nara, Japan
The Roaster - Houroku
Japanese sweets - Candied Ginger
Thank you to Keiko-san for her kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness.