10 green tea mistakes: Don’t do these mistakes when brewing green tea

10 green tea mistakes: Don’t do these mistakes when brewing green tea

December 27, 2021

Green tea tastes great, especially when you try a sample of it on groceries and tea festivals. When you got home and brewed your tea, the result is having a bitter green tea or just a drinkable tea that lacks flavor. Cheer up! You just did not know how to brew green tea right. Please don't give up on tasting good green tea, and let's learn how to make it right by discussing the following mistakes.

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

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

December 15, 2021

Does roasting green tea (hojicha) make green tea healthier or less healthy? We answer this question and many more in this post.

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The History of Japanese Green Tea

The History of Japanese Green Tea

November 16, 2021

Green tea became a staple drink, and we will show you how Japanese green tea turned into a worldwide sensation.
 
You will learn how the Matcha and tea ceremony were created, and how Samurai culture was affected by tea!

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GREEN TEA SCIENCE PART 3: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GREEN TEA AND CAFFEINE

GREEN TEA SCIENCE PART 3: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GREEN TEA AND CAFFEINE

November 01, 2021

In part three of this series, we answer common questions about caffeine and green tea, including how much caffeine a cup of tea contains.

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Why Pyramid-shaped tea bag considered better

Why Pyramid-shaped tea bag considered better

October 25, 2021

We consider tea bags heaven-sent because we can quickly have a cup of tea and do other things. The taste and aroma of loose tea leave brewed in the teapot is still the best experience, although, in the end, it still depends on the tea quality and how organic your tea is. We do not have much time to clean the pots and cups after drinking, and it is also inconvenient to brew and strain a few leaves on a teapot where only one or two people will drink tea.

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The Process Behind Your Cup of Matcha

The Process Behind Your Cup of Matcha

August 23, 2021

With the clamor of knowing every “behind-the-scene” of simply everything under the sun, from sumptuous food to shoemaking, have you ever wondered how matcha is made? While we have already talked about how Camellia Sinensis should be shaded before being harvested and the leaves to be deveined, removing the stems and the veins to produce tencha, once you find out, you will realize how so much patience, time, effort, and care is being given in every spoonful of matcha.

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What Does Astringency Mean For Tea Drinking?

What Does Astringency Mean For Tea Drinking?

August 16, 2021

Green tea has become such a popular drink in recent years that different factors have come to the forefront of tea culture. Astringency (渋み) is a hot topic among tea drinkers but is often misunderstood. What is astringency and what causes  it? Why is it such a touchy subject in the first place? What are the basic categories of tea astringency? This article discusses everything you need to know about astringency in green tea.

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What to do with leftover tea leaves - 9 ways to use leftover tea leaves and powder

What to do with leftover tea leaves - 9 ways to use leftover tea leaves and powder

July 26, 2021

While tea leaves or tea powders are essentially steeped and consumed as a drink with health benefits, this is not the only way it could be used. Here are just some of the countless uses of used tea leaves or tea powders after being steeped and consumed as a healthy drink.

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Everything You Need To Know About Japanese Hojicha Tea

Everything You Need To Know About Japanese Hojicha Tea

May 20, 2021

 

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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A Brief History Of Japanese Green Tea

A Brief History Of Japanese Green Tea

May 17, 2021

We share a brief history of Japanese green tea and how it came from China and evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry.

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Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?

May 07, 2021

I was so excited to be one of the first people to join the Virtual Green Tea Tour, a new and magical tour offered by Arigato Japan that has been the pioneer for English-speaking Japanese tours for many years, featured by the New York Times Travel Shows, CNN Travel and more.
In this article (and a bit of video), I want to share with you a small segment of the virtual tour.  Read on and watch the video of the piece of the actual tour here.

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What is Shincha (New Crop Tea) And What Makes Them Unique?

What is Shincha (New Crop Tea) And What Makes Them Unique?

April 19, 2021

As tea lovers, it is ultimately to our benefit that the complicated world of tea is complicated! There are important distinctions to be made that help guide you to the best products to fit your need(s). One of those distinctions is to understand the importance of ichibancha (一番茶) or Shincha(新茶) or “first tea”. Let’s take a deeper look into what makes “first tea” unique and special.

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Cultivars: Why You Should Think Twice About Them

Cultivars: Why You Should Think Twice About Them

March 27, 2021

When we think of tea there’s much to love I know many who appreciate quality and the freshness in select teas. I know others that are staunch fans of genmaicha’s flavors and that is their proverbial calling. Growers of tea and admirers of landscapes often talk about the beauty of tea plants and their leaves and the arrangements found across parts of Japan for example. In some respects, there is a uniqueness to the culture of tea and as it continues to unfold, I suspect we will appreciate tea just that much more. It’s in this context that tea cultivars push into our vocabulary. I want to spend some time discussing why you should look out for this variable of tea moving forward.

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What is the best way to store your matcha & Japanese green tea?

What is the best way to store your matcha & Japanese green tea?

March 06, 2021

5 Essential Storage Rules for Matcha and Japanese Green Tea

Read on to learn how to store matcha the proper way to ensure that you get the most out of this ancient elixir.

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10 INGREDIENTS TO ADD TO SENCHA GREEN TEA

10 INGREDIENTS TO ADD TO SENCHA GREEN TEA

February 11, 2021

Sencha is a famous and most commonly used Japanese green tea in Japan and around the world. Tea is brewed by infusing whole loose leaves in hot water for a limited time. People around the world drink it for health benefits as it helps strengthen the immune system and increase metabolism.

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Matcha vs Sencha (Loose-leaf) Green Tea: What Are the Differences?

Matcha vs Sencha (Loose-leaf) Green Tea: What Are the Differences?

February 06, 2021

So, you love green tea, but you’re not quite sure about this matcha versus sencha business. Maybe you’ve seen matcha at your local market, but you’ve been hesitant to try it because, well, you have no idea what it is. Or, perhaps you’ve only ever steeped your tea and are looking for something new and different to try. Regardless of your motives, the following will clear up any confusion you may have about the differences between matcha and loose-leaf green tea. We’ll cover variations in texture, growing conditions, processing techniques, consumption methods, and price.

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Does Adding Lemon to Japanese Green Tea Enhance the Benefit?

Does Adding Lemon to Japanese Green Tea Enhance the Benefit?

January 13, 2021

Green tea in itself is already a healthy drink. With numerous health advantages, one cannot mistake drinking it without getting any benefits. On the other hand, lemon has been a staple source of vitamin C. It is not just consumed a flavoring in different dishes but submerged into different drinks as well. One might experience drinking water submerged with lemon and it is also common to have it submerged in green tea as well.

In the market, there are numerous tea manufacturing companies selling teas with lemon flavorings, but what does lemon really have to do with the health benefits of green tea, if any? Does it have any beneficial costs to the drinkers? Here in this article, you can find the various reasons to have lemon in your favorite green tea drinks to make the most of the tea’s health benefits.

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Tea vs Wine

Tea vs Wine

December 19, 2020

When you think of the tea you drink or purchase, do any adjectives come to mind? Are there any details you pick out in the tea that help explain its uniqueness? This article will explore that link and to explore a different side of tea that may often be overlooked. I’m convinced that the digger you deep into these two drinks, the more there is to love and appreciate. Perhaps its time for you to start digging as well!

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Japanese University Confirms Tea Kills COVID19

Japanese University Confirms Tea Kills COVID19

November 28, 2020

Nara Medical University (奈良県立医科大学, Nara Kenritsu Ika Daigaku) reported on November 27th, 2020 that their research confirms that green tea sold in the market can kill or make the virus harmless in their study. 

The research is the first stage of the study, and they have not tested with the human body yet; however, adding COVID virus in green tea for one minute reduced their Infectious by 99%. Click here to read more.

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17 Tea Blogs that Would take your Tea Experience to the New Level

17 Tea Blogs that Would take your Tea Experience to the New Level

November 25, 2020

There are so many sites out there that talks about tea but let me tell you straight the 17 most useful and captivating tea blogs that would surely make you time worthy to read into.

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Everything you need to know about 2nd infusion

Everything you need to know about 2nd infusion

November 22, 2020

Did you know that the same green tea leaves can be steeped for more than one time? You'll know a lot of interesting facts on how you will get a flavor that best suits you.

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What is Tokoname Japanese Teapot? 🍵 Yunomi Kyusu made of clay to enhance the taste of Japanese green tea

What is Tokoname Japanese Teapot? 🍵 Yunomi Kyusu made of clay to enhance the taste of Japanese green tea

November 17, 2020

Kei answers questions from an interviewer at the International Virtual Tea Festival 2020. Here are questions Kei answers in the video: 1. Could you please tell me more about the tokoname teapot? 2. Does the handle of the teapot gets hot? 3. Does the clay retain the heat well? 4. Is it bad to leave tea in a teapot for long? - the answer is yes, but Kei explains in the video about the exception which is cold-brewing.

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What is Matcha? 🍵 Japanese Matcha Explained Simply -Question Asked During International Tea Festival

What is Matcha? 🍵 Japanese Matcha Explained Simply -Question Asked During International Tea Festival

November 17, 2020

In this video, Kei Nishida, CEO of Japanese Green Tea Co., explains what matcha is. Kei answers questions from an interviewer at the International Virtual Tea Festival 2020.

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9 Most Popular Japanese Tea Types - Which tea is good for me?

9 Most Popular Japanese Tea Types - Which tea is good for me?

November 14, 2020

There are different types of Japanese tea available at Japanese green tea company.

Which tea is good for me? 

This video will explain briefly about 9 of the popular tea types.

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