Why Is Matcha More Expensive Than Other Types Of Tea?

Why Is Matcha More Expensive Than Other Types Of Tea?

November 04, 2019

Matcha green tea has risen to popularity throughout the world in modern history. It is known for its quality and taste, yet some have wondered why it is usually more expensive than other types of tea. There are several factors that influence the quality and therefore the cost of matcha green tea. This article discusses those factors as well as how to get the best quality matcha green tea.

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Can I Grow Tea Plant In My Yard?

Can I Grow Tea Plant In My Yard?

October 17, 2019

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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Chasen - The Japanese Matcha Whisk

Chasen - The Japanese Matcha Whisk

October 14, 2019

The Japanese Matcha Whisk, the Chasen, is a beautiful instrument often used in tea ceremonies. Some do not know the background of this bamboo tool, how it's made, or the differences between the types of chasen. This article discusses how to pick the best Chasen for your needs as well as how to use it.

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Matcha Lover's 21st Century Recipe Collection - E-Book

Matcha Lover's 21st Century Recipe Collection - E-Book

October 04, 2019

Get free E-book "Matcha Lover's 21st Century Recipe Collection" By Kei Nishida (42 pages recipe book) 

Few people requested me if I have a printable recipe book just for matcha, so I collected most popular recipes and put together this 40-pages-long short recipe collection. 

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How Do You Make Matcha Tea At Home?

How Do You Make Matcha Tea At Home?

October 03, 2019

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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How To Cold Brew Matcha

How To Cold Brew Matcha

September 25, 2019

Cold brewing green tea has a lot of factors involved. Cold brewing green tea is different than cold brewing matcha. You need to make sure you have a good quality bottle, and determine which liquid will be best for your matcha. You also have to determine the right proportions for the matcha powder, the liquid, and the ice if preferred. This article discusses all of these factors and provides a great recipe for cold brewing matcha.

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Everything You Need To Know About Japanese Hojicha Tea

Everything You Need To Know About Japanese Hojicha Tea

September 17, 2019

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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How To Tell If Japanese Green Tea Is Good Quality Or Not

How To Tell If Japanese Green Tea Is Good Quality Or Not

September 10, 2019

With so many companies and brands selling Japanese green tea varieties these days, it can be tricky knowing which tea is the best quality. There are a few different ways of knowing how good your Japanese green tea is. Checking how it looks, smells, and tastes can all be signs of how good the quality is or not. Testing different ways of preparation can also have an effect on the final cup of tea. This article goes into detail on each of these factors to help you figure out how to get the best-tasting cup of Japanese green tea possible!

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Everything You Need To Know About Water And Japanese Green Tea

Everything You Need To Know About Water And Japanese Green Tea

August 08, 2019

When making the perfect tasty cup of Japanese green tea, there are several different factors that affect the overall taste. Have you ever thought about how the quality of your water affects it? There are four different elements to consider when examining the quality of your water. Those include water hardness or softness, water pH, water purity, and water temperature. This article discusses how each of those factors affect your cup of green tea and what you can do to get the best-tasting cup of tea possible.

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What is the best equipment for Cold-brewing Japanese Green Tea?

What is the best equipment for Cold-brewing Japanese Green Tea?

June 25, 2019

In today's world, busy lifestyles make it difficult to slow down and enjoy a good cup of Japanese green tea. If you enjoy drinking your green tea on the go, then you are sure to enjoy using the Hario Cold Brew Filter-In Tea Bottle! This article discusses the pros and cons of using this tea bottle.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Everything you need to know about different types of Japanese tea

Everything you need to know about different types of Japanese tea

August 21, 2018

The world of Japanese Green Tea is wide and wonderful, but it is sometimes confusing with all the terms used.  

There are more than 100 total types of Japanese green tea names being used today. Names can refer to not the only type of tea, but they can also indicate which part of the tea plant is used, what kind of processing method was used, the name of the location where tea is farmed, etc. 

Confused?   This article explains more than 30 different types of Japanese tea. Bookmark this for your reference!

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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)

July 20, 2018

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

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

May 31, 2018

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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Coffee Creamer for Matcha? A Secret to Making Your Matcha Drinks Taste Amazing with Homemade (or Pre-made) Creamer.

Coffee Creamer for Matcha? A Secret to Making Your Matcha Drinks Taste Amazing with Homemade (or Pre-made) Creamer.

April 11, 2018

What is Coffee Creamer?
Here is a discovery from one of my little trials: using coffee creamer for matcha. Putting creamer in my matcha dishes when my friends come over is one of my favorite, little secret recipes.
In this article, I will show you what coffee creamer is and how you can use it to enhance your matcha tea.

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

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

March 25, 2018

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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The Best Way to Keep Matcha & Green Tea is to Freeze - True or False?   - Green Tea Quiz

The Best Way to Keep Matcha & Green Tea is to Freeze - True or False? - Green Tea Quiz

March 25, 2018

To freeze or not to freeze matcha and green tea? This is a question I often get from customers. Read on to find out the true answer to this question based on scientific evidence. 

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How to Make Tasty Green Tea Latte

How to Make Tasty Green Tea Latte

December 17, 2017

There are different ways to make a green tea latte, but all of them involve matcha, which is the fine powder made from grinding a special variety of green tea. It has two unique characteristics in its farming and processing: The first is that it’s shade-grown for three weeks before it is harvested, and then when processed the stems and veins of the plant are removed. In other words, matcha is not simply ground green tea leaves of any variety.

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Steeping Guide
Steeping Guide