The Japan Times
"Centered around the Japanese tradition of drinking green tea for relaxation and health, Kayaki's upbeat book offers simple tips for a balanced, sustainable lifestyle."
The Sierra Club
"[Green Tea Living] offers a vision of the way things could bea vision living better by following old traditions that proved themselves hundreds of years. Very recommended for everyone who is looking to be healthier, happier and more eco-friendly."
"In this delightful paperback with illustrations by Miyuki Matsuo, you will find a treasure trove of ideas about simplicity, thrift, homemade remedies, and Japanese wisdom. Kayaki has adopted what she calls "green tea living"which includes low-calorie foods, regular exercise (walk or bike instead of driving), and meditation. She also offers advice and tips on regularly eating miso soup, using reflexology, trying olive oil on dry skin, facial message with a spoon, and suggestions for living a more frugal life.
Not only does green tea have cardiovascular benefits such as lowering blood pressure, it can also be used on the skin as an anti-aging cosmetic, as a means of preventing cavities and taking away bad breath, as a cleaning tool, as a fertilizer for gardening, and as a weight loss tactic (drink a cup before your dinner). Green Tea Living by Toshimi Kayaki is a handy and creative guide to an eco-friendly life."
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice
"The author's writing style is simple and sweet . . . [Green Tea Living] is uplifting and comprehensive."
Whitney Halberg, ForeWord
* Winner of the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award in the Self-Help category
* Honorable Mention at the 2011 London Book Festival
* Honorable Mention at the 2011 Green Book Festival
* Finalist in the Environment /Green category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards