Written by Sophie, April 2021
Finally, it seems that spring is in the air. Wednesday was the most glorious weather we’ve had this year, and it finally seems like there may be an end to the COVID-era we’ve been stuck in. As we move into spring and summer, I wanted to share a few products that will make your summer that much more enjoyable.
First on the list is tenugui cloth from Kyoya Dye House. These hand dyed cotton cloths have a multitude of uses – from carrying a bottle of wine to folding into a small pouch for your phone. You can read more about tenugui (and learn some wrapping techniques) from this blog post I wrote in January: Tenugui – the cloth you never knew you needed.
HARU Washi Tape
HARU stuck-on design washi tape is perfect for brightening up a room or decorating drab furniture. With so many colours available there really is a tape to suit everyone’s taste. The Dry Flowers range is particularly well suited to spring, with soft greens and pinks, reminiscent of blossoming trees. Endless Ocean has some wonderful shades of bluethat would contrast brilliantly with the bright greens of Deep Forest, as well as the reds and pinks of Lip Stick. And if it’s pure bright colour you’re after, you can’t go wrong with the Neon Candies range.
Matcha and Green Tea
A tall glass of iced matcha is the perfect refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day. All of our delicious matcha teas from Ippodo and Marukyu Koyamaen can be enjoyed hot or cold. And for an even more enjoyable evening why not try making a matcha cocktail? You can even cold brew our sencha or genmaicha – simply add to room temperature water and put in the fridge for a few hours. Cold brewing allows you to taste some subtle flavours that may be lost in hot water. It also results in a tea that has a higher level of antioxidants (as well as caffeine!).
There are so many other great NishuraEast products I could recommend for a great summer – a hoop bag and Limited Edition 2021 Stalogy notebook among them, but I’ve got to stop somewhere!
You can find all the products mentioned here: