If you have been dreaming of being in certain place, doing something that you love, just do it!
We bought plane tickets in less than 6 days before the flight-- with no planning at all, just for the love of matcha-- we flew to Kyoto.
We always sense there’s something behind that powerful greenness. We want to meet the home of these beautiful green, the individuals that hand picked the leaves, both the modern and tradition formations of matcha. All for gaining a better understanding of matcha. We can unashamedly say- we are matcha addict and we love you matcha! :)
Last minute picked an AirBnb, we stayed in Gion. It was right across a temple only we found out later it’s the Oldest Zen Temple, Kenninji. Its founder, Yousai, is recognized as the founder of tea ceremony who introduced the tradition of tea drinking to Japan.
If you say everything happens for a reason, what does it mean to stay right across Kenninji on our tea trip?
We had zero planning, but hey, being spontaneous is quite magical. As we immersed ourselves in Kyoto with its historic unique architectures, Kyoto treated us with good food, good hospitality, and taught us lessons. They all rounded up to good jokes, friendship and knowledge to keep. We miss the the scent of tatami, shoji doors, hot seaweed rice cakes, mochi with spilling matcha paste, crowded streets and architectures...when there are just so many things to name, we have for sure fell in love with Kyoto and will be back very soon.