Latest happenings

  • Turtles, boats, and Santa's, introducing the art of Origami

      Co-founder, Erika Takeuchi, recalls how folding origami Santa's became a tradition at her grandma's house when she was visiting. "We would fold ...
  • Dive into Seattle's coffee culture with US Barista Champ, Sam Spillman

    Yes, Seattle is the home turf of Starbucks, but there is a whole world of craft roasters and independent coffee chains that help us fuel our day. H...
  • Meet our Seattle Chef, Liz Philpot!

      We’re delighted to welcome Owner and Chef of Eat Seattle, Liz Philpot, as our host for our Holiday Gift Box: With love, Seattle. Liz grew up in...
  • A drink that likes the dark but has a bright flavor

      Making Matcha is no simple process. It needs to be harvested in a certain time period, under the right conditions, and many steps are taken to p...
  • Seattle, one of the most impacted cities in the nation

    The impact of COVID has shaken our hometown, Seattle, and it's been so hard to see downtown turned into a ghost town, many of our beloved restauran...
  • Meet our Kyoto Chef, Aya!

      We are thrilled to feature Aya Igano, one of the founders and chefs of Eat Kyoto for our Fall TROVE Box: Journey to Kyoto, Japan! I had an oppor...
  • Japan's quirky & delicious snack culture

      We wanted to make sure we were paying homage to Japan’s unique snack culture in our Fall Box, and don’t worry we were up for the challenge of tr...
  • From high to low: How COVID has impacted Japan & Kyoto

    In 2019, the city of Kyoto welcomed around 53 million travelers, marking the city’s biggest increase in tourism in four years. Crazy, right? Well, ...
  • The intersection of tea and tradition

    TROVE travelers!  We wanted to introduce you to Atsuko Mori, our Kyoto Tea Expert and Founder of Camellia Tea. Atsuko will be performing a traditi...
  • Fall Recipe: Kyoto Style Sweet Potatoes with Miso!

    There is something about going into a Japanese restaurant and having a bowl of warm miso soup on a crisp, fall day. I have such fond memories of my...
  • We are SOY excited to talk to you about soy sauce (see what we did there 😉)

    What is soy sauce? Soy sauce has been a staple of Japanese cuisine since the 7th century. It was first introduced in Japan when Buddhism made its ...
  • What is matcha and why it's better than coffee

      Several years ago, I made the switch from coffee to matcha, and honestly, I’ve never looked back. While I still love the smell of coffee, the jo...