WHAT IS SHINCHA TEA, AND WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?

WHAT IS SHINCHA TEA, AND WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?

May 12, 2022

Shincha tea is prized for many reasons, and this post breaks down the many things that make new crop tea so special and unique. 

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Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?

April 19, 2022

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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Matcha-Infused Filipino Treats: Puto and Pancit Canton Combo

Matcha-Infused Filipino Treats: Puto and Pancit Canton Combo

March 16, 2022

Calling the attention of all the Filipino and Non-Filipino matcha lovers out there, you might’ve found the perfect blog post for you. One thing’s for sure, you’re in for a treat! 

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10 Ways to Sweeten Your Matcha Green Tea

10 Ways to Sweeten Your Matcha Green Tea

February 22, 2022

There’s a kind of simplicity in tea with the tradition being “add water” and trust that the flavor profile matches the imagination. However, as I’ve fallen into love with tea, there’s a shocking variation in taste profiles. As the tea market continues to grow, there’s all sorts of tips and tricks out there to alter what shapes the taste of your tea.

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What Causes Some Matcha Flavors to Have a Chocolate Aroma?

What Causes Some Matcha Flavors to Have a Chocolate Aroma?

January 31, 2022

Sometimes I am asked why I drink the teas that I drink, and it is a tough question to answer. Most of the time I struggled to define the flavor or perhaps the aroma. You have probably come across the words “umami” to describe flavor profiles of various Japanese green teas, for example, a kind of full flavor on your tongue.

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Why Japanese Green Tea is Perfect for Intermittent Fasting + How to Guide, What to do & What not to do

Why Japanese Green Tea is Perfect for Intermittent Fasting + How to Guide, What to do & What not to do

January 23, 2022

Intermittent fasting has recently become popular. It’s less of a diet and more of a lifestyle pattern because there are no specifications on what food to eat or limit. This article tackles how Japanese Green Tea is off advantage while doing intermittent fasting.

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HOW TO COLD BREW MATCHA: YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

HOW TO COLD BREW MATCHA: YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

January 17, 2022

Learn everything you need to know about making the perfect cup of cold brew matcha in this comprehensive guide.

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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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How to Brew Tea in Space

How to Brew Tea in Space

December 20, 2021

My dream from childhood is to go to space. 
Japanese billionaire of Zozotown, Yusaku Maezawa went to space and brew a cup of tea.  Here is more detail and video about brewing tea in the space!  
I hope in our lifetime you and I can do this too! 

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BAKING WITH MATCHA AND GREEN TEA: RECIPE FOR MATCHA GREEN TEA MILK BREAD

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BAKING WITH MATCHA AND GREEN TEA: RECIPE FOR MATCHA GREEN TEA MILK BREAD

December 01, 2021

 Here are some tips for making green tea recipes with matcha or loose leaf tea, as well as a recipe for matcha green tea milk bread.

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Green Tea Bubble Tea - What is it? Why is it Trending? & How You Can Make it at Home

Green Tea Bubble Tea - What is it? Why is it Trending? & How You Can Make it at Home

October 04, 2021

This post discusses everything you need to know about green tea, bubble tea, its history and how to make it at home.

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Matcha Banana Smoothie – How Matcha is used in the trendy beverage in Japan

Matcha Banana Smoothie – How Matcha is used in the trendy beverage in Japan

September 27, 2021

Tapioca drinks have swept a vast number of countries with their steady hold on teenagers and young adults, and Japan is not an exception to this. With the sheer amount of tapioca (or boba in some places) joints that have been popping up across Japan, it’s not an understatement that this drink is the trendy choice to sip on as you walk through Shibuya, Harajuku, or even Dotonbori. But just like waves, trends come and go, and it begs for the question: what’s the next thing that’ll make waves in Japan?

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Coffee Creamer: The Secret to Making Matcha Drinks Taste Amazing?

Coffee Creamer: The Secret to Making Matcha Drinks Taste Amazing?

September 20, 2021

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 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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10 Trendy Green Tea Cocktail Recipes You Will Love

10 Trendy Green Tea Cocktail Recipes You Will Love

July 05, 2021

Take a look at these 10 green tea cocktail recipes, including shooters and spritzers, to find your new favorite beverage.

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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

June 09, 2021

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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3 Must-Try Green Tea Desserts

3 Must-Try Green Tea Desserts

June 01, 2021

Japanese green tea has a host of proven health benefits, such as a weight loss aid, added protection for our immune system, increased energy, and improved cognitive function. But did you know that Japanese green tea isn't just for drinking? You can make several delicious desserts with it while reaping these very same benefits.

Let's look at three must-try green tea desserts that you may not be familiar with.

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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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How to take bath with Japanese Green Tea

How to take bath with Japanese Green Tea

March 20, 2021

Have you seen different bathing and shower products that are marketed to have green tea extracts?

Marketing this one of the healthy drinks in the world packed in skincare essentials would mean that it could boost also skin benefits topically. The therapeutic effect of Japanese green tea is not just through drinking it but for bathing as well.

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20 Yummy And Healthy Green Tea Smoothie Recipes

20 Yummy And Healthy Green Tea Smoothie Recipes

March 15, 2021

Green tea comes in a variety of forms such as tea bag, loose leaves, and matcha. Each form has a slightly different taste, giving options for those who enjoy the taste of green tea and the health benefits it provides. There are mainly two ways to make green tea smoothie:

  • Approach 1 - Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
  • Approach 2 - Loose Leaf Green Tea Smoothie
In this article, I will show you tips and trick of each approach and recipe of each. Read on or bookmark this page as this is the ultimate guide to making green tea smoothie!

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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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How to Cold Brew Japanese Green Tea - The Expert Advice

How to Cold Brew Japanese Green Tea - The Expert Advice

February 12, 2021

If you’re a tea lover, why not try cold brewing your next pot of Japanese green tea? Cold brewing might sound complicated if you haven’t tried it before, but it’s actually a simple process, and it results in a uniquely sweet, smooth tea. Cold brewing even offers a number of unique health benefits that you won’t get if you brew your tea with hot water. Keep reading to learn about the process of cold brewing Japanese green tea.

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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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