Day: July 20, 2023

A bunch of kokuto brown sugar cubes.

Kokuto: The Best Okinawa Brown Sugar Snacks

Kokuto (Okinawa’s healthy brown sugar) is one of Okinawa’s best gifts to the world. Produced in Japan’s southernmost tropical islands, it plays a vital role in the local economy, agriculture, and diet.

Jasmine tea and jasmine flowers on a bamboo woven table.

Jasmine Tea and More: Six Okinawa Teas to Savor!

Jasmine, or sanpin tea, is a popular beverage among the people of Okinawa, who are well-known for their long life expectancy. Okinawa also offers guava tea, mugwort tea, turmeric tea, goya tea, and cat whiskers tea.