Detailed Product Review of Sharp TE-T56U-GR Tea-Cere Matcha Tea Maker

Detailed Product Review of Sharp TE-T56U-GR Tea-Cere Matcha Tea Maker

May 16, 2019

Good quality green tea is made with an intricate process that results in the perfect cup. Many might find matcha bitter, while others find the flavor profile perfect. How can you start your day with a wonderful cup of matcha green tea? Read on for a review of Sharp TE-T56U-GR and how it can help you make a delicious cup of green tea. 

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10 Things about Japanese Green Tea Harvesting You (Probably) Didn't Know

10 Things about Japanese Green Tea Harvesting You (Probably) Didn't Know

May 10, 2019

Green tea is central to the lives of everyone in Japan. The culture surrounding the harvest and preparation of these tea leaves is complex and rooted deep in tradition. The green tea harvested in Japan differs in taste and value from the leaves gathered in China and other areas of the world.  Here are 10 things about Japanese green tea harvesting you (probably) didn't know. 

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How Green Tea Helps to Improve Your Immune System

How Green Tea Helps to Improve Your Immune System

May 07, 2019

Green tea is known to help improve the immune system. It has long been used for its health properties and benefits. What specific ways does green tea benefit one's health? This article discusses several health aspects that green tea has been found to contribute to.

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5 Heart-warming Things You can Do for Your Tea-lover Mom

5 Heart-warming Things You can Do for Your Tea-lover Mom

April 27, 2019

Mother's Day is just around the corner and you may be wondering what to get your mom. Adding personal touches to gifts is always the way to go, especially with family. A great way to start your search for the perfect gift is by taking your mother's likes and dislikes into account. By doing so, you won't just show her that you went through the effort to get a gift, but also that you put some genuine thought into selecting her gift. If your mother loves tea, you’re in luck because you'll find five heartwarming gift ideas for her!

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Does Green Tea Help With Digestion?

Does Green Tea Help With Digestion?

April 26, 2019

Green tea has been used for generations for many health purposes. What about relieving and preventing common stomach issues? Read this article to fid out how green tea can improve digestion.

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Which Tea Kettle Should I Use to Brew Japanese Green Tea?

Which Tea Kettle Should I Use to Brew Japanese Green Tea?

April 10, 2019

When it comes to making a good cup of Japanese green tea, there are different factors to take into consideration. One factor is the tea kettle that is used to brew the tea. Does it matter what materials the tea kettle is made with? How do traditional and modern tea kettles compare? Read this article to find out.

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Japanese Green Tea Company at Sakura-Con 20019, Seattle WA

Japanese Green Tea Company at Sakura-Con 20019, Seattle WA

April 06, 2019

We had a booth at Sakura-Con 2019 held at Washington Convention Center in Seattle, WA USA on April 19-21 2019. Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest.

It was the first time experience for us, and had lots of fun.  Here are photos from the exciting event including behind the scene photos. Click here to see the photos!

 

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Top 7 Tea Books of All Time for Tea Lovers

Top 7 Tea Books of All Time for Tea Lovers

April 03, 2019

As you may know I am an author of 4 published books about green tea, but I often get asked what are the other books I recommend.  

Here are 7 books I personally like that are likely to fuel your love while educating you on the art of all things tea.

With so much to learn about green tea, it can be hard finding the right resources. In this article, you can find Top 7 Tea Books of all time for tea lovers. Use the books recommended in this article to expand your knowledge about tea.

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Japanese Green Tea Company at Portland Night Market

Japanese Green Tea Company at Portland Night Market

March 25, 2019

Japanese Green Tea Company regularly hold a booth at Portland Night Market.

The Portland Night Market showcases many unique and diverse businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Central East-side.

Here are some videos and photos from the events.  

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Does Roasting Green Tea (Hojicha) Make It Less Healthy?

Does Roasting Green Tea (Hojicha) Make It Less Healthy?

March 19, 2019

With the many different types of green tea available, it is good to know the details behind each one. Hojicha, or roasted green tea, is becoming more and more popular. What caffeine level does Hojicha have? Does it have the same amount of antioxidants as regular green tea? Keep reading to find out.

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What You Should Know About Baking with Matcha and Green Tea: Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread

What You Should Know About Baking with Matcha and Green Tea: Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread

March 06, 2019

Matcha Green Tea can be used in many different foods and drinks. Did you know you can even bake bread with it? Keep reading to discover how you can use Matcha Green Tea when baking, and to find out a recipe for Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread!

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How to Make Matcha Okara Cookies - Guest Post By: Pat Tokuyama from All Day I Eat

How to Make Matcha Okara Cookies - Guest Post By: Pat Tokuyama from All Day I Eat

March 01, 2019

Matcha Cookie with Okara - Okara is the soy bean pulp that’s left over from making soy milk. 

This is a guest post by Pat Tokuyama from All Day I Eat. Pat shows you how to make yummy Okara Matcha cookies in simple steps in his video.  

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The U.S. Japan Publication (UJP News) Features Kei Nishida’s Article

The U.S. Japan Publication (UJP News) Features Kei Nishida’s Article

February 23, 2019

The Feburary 2019 issue of US Japan Publications newsletter features Kei Nishida’s article about the green tea trend in the USA.

The U.S. Japan Publication, N.Y. publishes a monthly business newspaper called “KIGYO GAIKYO NEWS,” (AKA UJP News) which  has 22,000 circulating copies throughout the United States, targeting business owners and corporate executives of Japanese companies handling business in the USA.

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Green Tea and Blood Pressure – Increase Your Life By Decreasing Blood Pressure

Green Tea and Blood Pressure – Increase Your Life By Decreasing Blood Pressure

February 19, 2019

Many people live with high blood pressure, or hypertension. High blood pressure can cause many health problems, like heart disease or heart attacks. Natural remedies, such as green tea, are valued for helping with these health problems. But does Green Tea really help lower blood pressure? Keep reading to find out!

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Is Using The Microwave Good For Green Tea? - The Answer May Surprise You

Is Using The Microwave Good For Green Tea? - The Answer May Surprise You

February 12, 2019

Green tea is known for its health benefits around the world. It can be prepared in different ways, including using the microwave. But does using the microwave affect the quality of green tea? 

Keep reading to find out whether using the microwave to prepare green tea affects the quality of it or not.  The answer may surprise you.

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Scientifically Proven Ways Japanese Green Tea Makes Your Bones Stronger

Scientifically Proven Ways Japanese Green Tea Makes Your Bones Stronger

February 05, 2019

We all know green tea has plenty of health benefits. But can green tea actually help build stronger bones? This article reviews the science behind green tea and whether drinking it can strengthen your bones.

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Is Green Tea Bad for a Pregnant Woman?

Is Green Tea Bad for a Pregnant Woman?

January 26, 2019

Is Green Tea bad for a pregnant woman? 

Green Tea has numerous health benefits, but could that change when a woman is pregnant? 

Keep reading to find out whether green tea is safe for a pregnant woman to drink. 

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Major Japanese Tea Manufacturers in 2019 and the Best Sellers

Major Japanese Tea Manufacturers in 2019 and the Best Sellers

January 12, 2019

There are many companies producing bottled or canned green tea in Japan. This is because Japan has the highest number of vending machines selling tea in the world. 

Here is a list and brief explanations of major Japanese Green Tea Manufacturers in 2019.  I have also included their popular products and link to buy from Amazon.

How many have you tried? 

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Vancouver Business Journal Mentions Kei Nishida

Vancouver Business Journal Mentions Kei Nishida

December 06, 2018

The November 30, 2018 issue of Vancouver Business Journal mentions Kei Nishida, CEO of Japanese Green Tea Company. Kei has been taking night class to learn about social media for business for over three years. The article is about the course and mentions Kei and Japanese Green Tea Company.

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Is Decaffeinated Tea Unhealthy?

Is Decaffeinated Tea Unhealthy?

December 03, 2018

There are few things cozier and more comforting than curling up in your favorite chair on a cold evening with a warm blanket and a hot cup of tea. However, as bedtime approaches, you might not want that caffeine buzz keeping you up. If you get your green tea decaffeinated, would it impact its health benefits or even be unhealthy on its own?  Read more to find out the truth.

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How to Make Matcha À La Mode (Matcha Ice Cream)

How to Make Matcha À La Mode (Matcha Ice Cream)

November 30, 2018

I will show you how to make Matcha A La Mode.

A La Mode is French word meaning “in fashion” and describes a sweet dish with ice cream.

Matcha A La Mode is basically matcha with ice cream.

Watch a short video of how to make tasty Matcha A La Mode in less than 2 minutes.

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Is it Safe to Eat Green Tea Leaves?

Is it Safe to Eat Green Tea Leaves?

November 15, 2018

You already know that green tea is a great-tasting and relaxing beverage with numerous health benefits, but can the same be said about eating the tea leaves rather than steeping them into a drink? 

Read more to find out the truth.

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Green Tea Mania’s 10 Stocking Stuffer List

Green Tea Mania’s 10 Stocking Stuffer List

November 15, 2018

Thinking about good gift ideas for a green tea lover in your life? Here is my list of few green tea products that are good for stocking stuffers. Other cultures have just barely scratched the surface of the many uses of green tea. However, the Japanese have quite a head start and are still discovering new uses as it becomes a popular ingredient worldwide.

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Is Drinking Too Much Green Tea Bad for You?

Is Drinking Too Much Green Tea Bad for You?

October 28, 2018

Green tea is high in antioxidants and provides other health benefits. For that reason, many people have begun drinking green tea instead of coffee or cola to get their caffeine boost, but is drinking too much green tea bad for you?

As a green tea lover, this article was really hard to write, but I wanted to be true to the facts and the science.  

Keep reading to discover more about the side effects of consuming too much green tea.

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