Had a nice visit to my best, closest tea shop - Teance in Berkeley, and I took along my camera
Had matcha (wako) and mochi - here's a shot of the mochi:
(wonderful mochi - I neglected to write down what the mochi were today
, but I remember they were filled with a special kind of japanese sweetpotato and red bean, a special gelatin on top - yummm).
Then had baochong soaked kumquat along with some little red robe oolong:
Also, earlier, I had brought along some miso soup I'd made to a gestalt group I participated in today. I made the miso with homemade kombu dashi, mirin, sake, tamari, fresh ginger, fresh carrot, fresh green onion, fresh shitake mushrooms, shiro & genmai miso's. Mmmm.