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Can I Grow Tea Plant In My Yard?

Can I Grow Tea Plant In My Yard?

November 30, 2022

Green tea is such a popular drink that some have wondered if its possible to grow tea in their homes. What climates are best for growing tea? Which species of tea plants are easiest to grow? How and when can you harvest the tea? This article discusses everything you need to know in order to grow and enjoy green tea within your home.

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Science Behind Why Japanese Green Tea is Good for Health

Science Behind Why Japanese Green Tea is Good for Health

November 27, 2022

It is no doubt that historically Green Tea has been providing variety of health benefit and is believed to be one of the main reasons why Japanese people live longer and healthier compared to other part of the world. More recent study and researches reveals and confirms the benefit from different angles of science.  

In this article, we will go over the science behind why Green Tea provides variety of health benefits. We will go over elements in detail such as L-theanine, Polyphenols, Caffeines and Fluorides...

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Japanese Green Tea vs Coffee - 10 battles You Don't Want to Miss

Japanese Green Tea vs Coffee - 10 battles You Don't Want to Miss

November 23, 2022

The two most popular beverages, tea and coffee, each have dedicated followers who will insist one is better than the other. Japanese green tea and coffee may seem completely different, but many people take their drinks seriously. Which one is "better" is the subject of this battle, comparing each on 10 ranging criteria.

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Join me be more eco-friendly with Mr. Orange Tote bag

Join me be more eco-friendly with Mr. Orange Tote bag

November 22, 2022

Recently, as you know, I have been trying to be more conscious about being eco-friendly. (Both in business and personally)
 
It has been a while since we stopped seeing plastic bags at grocery stores in the Portland area. 
 
I thought it would be nice to have Mr. Orange on the eco-friendly bag, so we did it. We also did a cute mug and tumbler as well!
 
Who is Mr. Orange? You might ask.   

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Sen No Rikyu – A Tea master that changed the Japanese tea culture forever

Sen No Rikyu – A Tea master that changed the Japanese tea culture forever

November 21, 2022

In this blog, I talk about many things related to Japanese tea and tea culture, but today’s post is a little extra special; today, I want to talk about a person – yes, a person called Sen No Rikyu (千利休).
Without this person and his contributions, the tea culture or Sadou (Japanese “Way of Tea”) we have today would not have existed, and I might not have been here sharing the love of tea with everyone around the world. 

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Tea Lover Tours in Japan and Online

Tea Lover Tours in Japan and Online

November 20, 2022

Now that COVID is becoming a thing of the past, Japan finally opened up to the world for the tour.  
Here are the latest tours in 2022, specifically targeting people who love tea hosted by Arigato Japan, the pioneer for English-speaking Japanese tours for many years, featured by the New York Times Travel Shows, CNN Travel, and more.

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Best Article of the Year 2022 - Voted by you!

Best Article of the Year 2022 - Voted by you!

November 18, 2022

Thank you very much for your vote.  Here is the result of the "Best of 2022," which you voted for from our blog and videos we posted this year.  

This is the motivation for us to create better content. Thank you so much!

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10 Top Health Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea

10 Top Health Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea

November 16, 2022

Many experts and nutritionists consider Japanese or Chinese green tea to be the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is packed full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. There are plenty of benefits of drinking green tea from fat loss to cancer prevention to improved brain function.

In this article, you can discover more about this amazing drink.

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Can I throw used green tea leaves in garden?

Can I throw used green tea leaves in garden?

November 14, 2022

We all know the extensive list of the ways in which green tea benefits our health, but is it also good for plants and flowers in my garden? 

Read more to find out more and the science behind the reason. 

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Used Teabag - Organic Waste or for My Garden?

Used Teabag - Organic Waste or for My Garden?

November 09, 2022

We know that given our love for tea, it’s easy to question a better use for the left-over tea. Luckily, the appropriate tea bag leaves tea drinkers with a serious supply for our compost or organic waste endeavors. Tea compost is already a safe bed for the health of many of your plants given its organic nature, it’s simply a matter of making sure the proper tea bag is thrown in there. 

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How To Make Tea Bag Out Of Loose Leaf Tea For A Delicious, Relaxing Brew

How To Make Tea Bag Out Of Loose Leaf Tea For A Delicious, Relaxing Brew

November 07, 2022

Making tea is a delicious, relaxing experience that people of all ages can enjoy. It is easier when using tea bags, but why do your tea bags when you can buy ready-made ones at the grocery? Well, it is because many standard teabags contain low-quality tea leaves. Worse, manufacturers put tea dust, or tea remains on the tea bags. Making tea bags containing loose tea leaves or other flowers you like is a simple process that can be done with just a few ingredients. In this post, we will show you about making your teabags. This blog post will also show you how to choose loose leaf tea.

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5 Ways To Drink Tea To Detoxify Your Body

5 Ways To Drink Tea To Detoxify Your Body

November 02, 2022

It's always relaxing and refreshing to drink tea early in the morning, late afternoon, or any time you need a boost from stress and hectic schedule. Its antioxidant properties detoxify the body, getting rid of harmful free radicals to promote overall health and wellness. Also, it’s believed that regularly drinking tea can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

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Japan’s Greatest Culinary Combo: Green Tea With Rice

Japan’s Greatest Culinary Combo: Green Tea With Rice

October 31, 2022

Nowadays, people put Japanese green tea into almost everything. Just a few of the more unique green tea combos include green tea alcoholic beverages, green tea fudge bars, and, of course, the ever popular green tea Kit Kats. However, there’s one green tea combination that’s been a standard in Japanese cuisine for centuries. We’re talking about green tea-rice. 

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What is Yabukita (やぶきた)

What is Yabukita (やぶきた)

October 26, 2022

There is clearly more to green tea than meets the eye. It is as diverse as most marketable crops are. While all tea plants belong to the same Camellia Sinensis family, they still manifest differences in shape, color, taste, aroma, etc. That's because they come from different cultivars.

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Introducing Eco-Friendly Resealable Package for Hojicha, Genmaicha and Genmai Matcha

Introducing Eco-Friendly Resealable Package for Hojicha, Genmaicha and Genmai Matcha

October 25, 2022

We are happy to announce the new eco-friendly resealable package for our popular Hojicha, Genmiacha, and Genmai Matcha Loose Leaf Tea!

The modern and clean design looks good together on your kitchen counter (or cabinet). Don't you think?

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Everything You Need to Know about Genmaicha (玄米茶)

Everything You Need to Know about Genmaicha (玄米茶)

October 25, 2022

With the many varieties of Japanese green tea, there are some varieties that many people do not know a lot about. Genmaicha is a delicious green tea but is lesser-known than other types. Do you know how to make Genmaicha tea at home? Do you know how to store it? This article discusses the high points of Genmaicha tea, as well as reputable sources that you can purchase it from.

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How to Make A Hojicha Oat Milk Latte

How to Make A Hojicha Oat Milk Latte

October 22, 2022

Here is a video and recipe of how to make Iced oat milk latte with Hojicha (Japanese roasted tea) Loose Leaf or powder Tea

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How Do You Make Matcha Tea At Home?

How Do You Make Matcha Tea At Home?

October 19, 2022

With so many articles, websites, and resources out there about matcha green tea, it can be difficult to pinpoint a good recipe and to know how to make a delicious cup of matcha green tea. This article discusses what matcha green tea is, why it is so popular, how you can make it at home, and multiple reasons how matcha can benefit your health.

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Hojicha Craze Goes Global

Hojicha Craze Goes Global

October 15, 2022

Japan has been witnessing a hot tea trend sweep the nation. In recent years, Hojicha, or roasted green tea, has experienced a boom that resounded way beyond the country's tea industry. Quickly recognizing a cool concept, the rest of the world hurried to follow suit and make Hojicha the current rage among tea choices, much like how they embraced Matcha when it first entered pop culture.

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Everything You Need To Know About Japanese Hojicha Tea

Everything You Need To Know About Japanese Hojicha Tea

October 13, 2022

Hojicha is a very popular type of Japanese green tea. It has many differences from the tea most are familiar with, and some do not know different aspects of it. Do you know how it is different from Chinese roasted tea? Do you know how to brew Hojicha for the best flavor? Did you know you can find good Hojicha no matter where you live? This article discusses everything you need to know about Hojicha green tea. 

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Can Teapot Make Your  Green Tea Taste Better?  - Facts About  Tokoname Teapot (常滑急須)

Can Teapot Make Your Green Tea Taste Better? - Facts About Tokoname Teapot (常滑急須)

October 12, 2022

If you’re a lover of tea, then you might have heard of the term “kyusu” which means “teapot” in Japanese. The Takoname Yaki (常滑焼) is both a remarkable and historic teapot which dates back to the 12th century. Because of the way the teapot is made, it gives the tea a distinguishable flavor, making it well-liked amongst green tea enthusiasts.  Find out if a teapot can really make your green tea tastes better. 

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Introducing - Matcha Truffle Chocolate! Autumn & Winter Time Limited Product from.. guess where?

Introducing - Matcha Truffle Chocolate! Autumn & Winter Time Limited Product from.. guess where?

October 07, 2022

Japanese Green Tea Co is proud to partner with Kumiko Matcha from France to bring you these delightful treats—Belgian chocolate truffles with organic Japanese matcha.

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How to Brew Tasty Japanese Green Tea

How to Brew Tasty Japanese Green Tea

October 05, 2022

Japanese green tea can be brewed in any number of ways. In this article, we will go over the Simple Way and the Advanced Way for brewing tasty green tea as well as tips for cold brewing.

The Simple way is how most Japanese people consume green tea every day; the Advanced Way is what is being followed by professional green tea producers who recommend the best approach for brewing the tastiest Japanese green tea.

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Introducing New Matcha Paper Tube - Choose Eco-Friendly

Introducing New Matcha Paper Tube - Choose Eco-Friendly

October 02, 2022

We have a brand new paper package for our most popular award-winning matcha!  
What do you think? Isn’t it awesome? We now completely let go of all our tin can packages to be eco-friendly.
It means a lot to me to be good to the environment.

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