Green Tea Living
A Japan-inspired guide to eco-friendly  habits, health, and happiness
                             by Toshimi A.Kayaki

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         Now,It's on youtube ! 
Green Tea Living Demonstration: YUTANPO (Japanese Hot Water Bottle)
Breaking News !!!                             Winner of the illustrious 
Benjamin Franklin Award
in the Selp-Help Category

● Finalist in the Environment/Green category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards.

Honorable Mention at the 2011 London Book Festival

 Honable Mention at the 2011 Green Book festival 

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JUN 2013
 In other news, a textbook version of GTL has been published
by IBC publishing in Japan.
Green Tea Living(アメリカが学んだ日本のエコ生活)

January 2013
GTL has been translated into Chinese and is being sold in China.             It was published by ZHIJIANG University Press.
October 2012
" A l' heure du the vert" has been published  in France.
It was published by Marks
A l Heure du the Vert un Art de Vivre [Broché]


February 2,2012
A Great review from teawithfriends blog spot

"Green Tea Living"which opened my eyes to a lot more than just green more

December 11,2011
Aol. News said If creams don't give you results, you may want to try green tea. Its nutrients can slow aging when it's applied directly to your face.
same information in my book on page

Antioxidant that can repair and firm skin

September 12, 2011
Good Morning America,Dr.Oz was talking about
the benefits of green tea for the teeth. you will find
the same information in my book on page
20 &26

February 28,2011 interviewed me,and in her article, Beauty from the kitchen, expressed how delighted she was with my book

February 17,2011
A New Enthusiastic Review for Green Tea Living !

January 21,2011
Tokyo Kawaii etc writes delightful review of Green Tea Living

December 30,2010
Honorble Mention
at the London Book Festival
in the "How to"category

Japan Times Review - an insightful and "must read"commentary Oct 17

The wonders and virtues of green tea
This diminutive book is packed as tightly as an obento box with an array of mini-essays. And like a good Japanese obento lunch, which always includes five colors (white for rice, green for vegetable, brown for protein, et al.), this book is composed of a little of this and a little of that, all wrapped up neatly in the philosophy that Toshimi Kayaki calls “green tea living.”

Sierra magazine
reccomends "Green Tea Living' ! Oct 3
It's "
upbeat", they say and can teach you a lot of practical and easy ways to stay eco-friendly.

Green Tea Living featured on "365 Ways to Go Green" Jul 13
Green Tea Living featured on "365 Ways to Go Green" nifty idea.

Green Tea Living available at select on line retailers Jun 22

Tea Navigator (, an online specialty tea shop, is featuring Toshimi A. Kayaki's Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness as a wonderful tea-themed gift idea.
Indeed, this book is a great gift idea for your Green friends and tea enthusiasts—within the book is timeless Japanese wisdom for living. Of particular interest to Greenies are the recipes for home-made beauty and cleaning products, as well as simple tips for health and lifestyle improvements that respect nature and the environment

National Indie Excellence Awards"
FINALIST'! 2010 Book Awards May 16

'Geen Tea Living.A Japan- inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness has placed as a FINALIST in the "Environment/Green" category.
The National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) are designed to bring recognition to titles from independent publishers. This highly respected and prestigious awards program celebrates excellence in independent publishing. The competition is judged by an independent panel of experts from all areas of the publishing industry

Green Tea Living as a book of the week ! Apr 25

We were excited to learn that
Eco-Libris selected Toshimi A. Kayaki's Green Tea Living as a book of the week! The review calls the treasure chest of eco-tips a "great book" and notes that "even if you don't
implement all the tips in the book, you will find that if you embrace the vision and you're ready to open yourself to different way of thinking, things can definitely get much better."

Green Tea Living Reviewed by Spirituality &Practice Feb 11

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, former media editors of Spirituality & Health Magazine have nothing but positive things to say about Green Tea Living. Along with posting an excerpt from the book, the Brussats write a great review about Toshimi Kayaki's work, which they call "a handy and creative guide to an eco-friendly life."
"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."

Green Tea Living Featured in Foreword Magazine E-News letter Jan 20

This weeks' ForeWord Magazine e-newsletter features new Stone Bridge Book Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-Friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness .

ForeWord praises Kayaki's smart tips for incorporating Japanese wisdom into American life for a more healthy and environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Reviewer Whitney Halberg gushes that "the author's writing style is simple and sweet," and that the guide is "uplifting and comprehensive."

Purchase Green Tea Living now !