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Does Japanese tea culture interest you? You're not alone; with Japanese green tea becoming increasingly popular on a global scale, people can't help having their curiosity piqued.

The green tea drink from Japan comes with existing rules and rituals - a whole subculture that has so many fascinating aspects.

This page shares information on the many details of Japanese green tea culture. Click on an article and start learning more about it.

Japanese Green Tea Co. Introduces Japanese Coffee Co. - Charcoal Roasted Premium Japanese Coffee (Sumiyaki) first-time-ever outside Japan

Japanese Green Tea Co. Introduces Japanese Coffee Co. - Charcoal Roasted Premium Japanese Coffee (Sumiyaki) first-time-ever outside Japan

April 01, 2021

We are excited to announce that we are starting a new company. 

Japanese Coffee Co. Click here to go to Japanese Coffee Co. Page

Japanese Coffee Co. is the first company to introduce Premium Japanese Coffee called Sumiyaki coffee outside Japan.

Sumiyaki coffee is charcoal roasted craftsman coffee which is being loved in Japan for a long time, but never seen light outside Japan. 

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Cultivars: Why You Should Think Twice About Them

Cultivars: Why You Should Think Twice About Them

March 27, 2021

Did you know that the cultivar of tea plant used to make your favorite Japanese green tea can have a significant impact on its taste, aroma, and health benefits? In this informative article, we delve into the world of tea plant cultivars and explore the fascinating differences between popular varieties like Yabukita, Okumidori, and Saemidori. You'll learn how the unique characteristics of each cultivar can influence the final product, and why it's essential to pay attention to the cultivar when choosing your tea. Get ready to discover the amazing world of tea plant cultivars and take your tea-drinking experience to the next level!

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The Romance and History of Green Tea

The Romance and History of Green Tea

September 26, 2020

In the movie, Karate Kid Part II with actor Ralph Macchio playing the now iconic character of Daniel LaRusso. In the movie, the tea ceremony served as a means for Daniel and Kumiko to offer and accept each other's feelings.

Learn about the roots of the Japanese traditional tea ceremony as well as the health benefits of consuming green tea.

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What is Tea Cultivar?

What is Tea Cultivar?

June 10, 2020

Cultivar sometimes does not always determine what type of tea, i.e., black, oolong, green, etc., you have in the end as most of it depends on processing methods. If the tea leaves are steamed and dried right after picking, then the result is green tea. Whereas, tea leaves that are crushed and oxidized make the strong flavor of black tea. Only some types of cultivars suit a particular tea and is an exciting process to explore. Read on to learn more. 

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20 Surprising Things about Gyokuro Green Tea You Didn’t Know About

20 Surprising Things about Gyokuro Green Tea You Didn’t Know About

May 01, 2020

Everyone is looking to get healthy while still enjoying interesting foods and drinks. This is one of the reasons why green tea in its many variations have grown more and more in popularity these days. One type of tea that is made of green tea leaves that has recently begun to gain more notice is the Gyokuro tea.(玉露茶) It is considered to be the most luxurious and therefore expensive teas, making it highly coveted among aficionados. Whether you know about this tea type or whether you are brand new to it, we have some of the most surprising facts about Gyokuro.

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Everything You Need to Know about Eisai, The father of Tea

Everything You Need to Know about Eisai, The father of Tea

April 22, 2020

Eisai's full name is 'Myoan Eisai' (明菴栄西), and he was commonly known as Yōsai Zenji (栄西禅師) which translates to Zen master Eisai. In 1191, early Kamakura Period, Eisai visited the Sung-dynasty China and brought back new tea leaves to Kyoto and he wrote about it in 1214 in his first book, Kissa yojoki (喫茶養生記). 

Read more about how Eisai has lived from childhood to becoming the "father of tea" legend.

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Where Different Types of Japanese Tea are Grown

Where Different Types of Japanese Tea are Grown

April 16, 2020

From the misty mountains of Shizuoka to the volcanic soil of Kagoshima, each region has its own unique climate and terroir that influence the taste, aroma, and health benefits of Japanese tea. Join us on a journey through Japan's tea-growing regions and learn more about the cultural and historical significance of this beloved beverage. Whether you're a tea connoisseur or simply curious about the origins of your favorite brew, this article is a must-read for anyone who loves Japanese green tea.

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What is Japanese Tea Ceremony? – Explained in 6 simple steps

What is Japanese Tea Ceremony? – Explained in 6 simple steps

March 17, 2020

Chanoyu(茶の湯), Sado(茶道)or simply the Japanese tea ceremony is a ritual which is religiously followed in Japan. Japanese Matcha green tea is served in a series of choreographed steps with the host simply gliding through the whole ceremony. 

Tea Ceremony is so deep, that there can be books of information, but I tried to summarize the ceremony in easy simple steps so that you can understand what they are. 

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Brief History of Japanese Green Tea: A Cup Full of History and Mystery

Brief History of Japanese Green Tea: A Cup Full of History and Mystery

January 23, 2020

Green tea’s importance to Japanese culture can’t be understated. This magical drink has a very colorful and wonderful history to boast. From tea drinking monks to tea ceremonies,learn more and understand tea culture.

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Everything You Need to Know about Covering Process for Matcha and Gyokuro

Everything You Need to Know about Covering Process for Matcha and Gyokuro

December 24, 2019

The process of covering tea plants is a difficult one. But what comes out of this process is quality tea like matcha and gyokuro. The shading process is what brings about that umami taste we all get while sipping a matcha tea. Find out more about what does the covering process does to Tea and so much more.

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From Plant To Your Tea Cup How Is Matcha Tea Made?

From Plant To Your Tea Cup How Is Matcha Tea Made?

December 13, 2019

The journey of the matcha plant and how it comes to be the matcha powder is a very interesting process. This article discusses the process of how matcha tea is made and why it is healthy. It gives you all the reasons to appreciate what matcha tea can give you.

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Japanese Tea vs Indian Tea - 10 Battles You Don't Want to Miss

Japanese Tea vs Indian Tea - 10 Battles You Don't Want to Miss

November 17, 2019

India and Japan both have a love of tea that spans many centuries. The plant, Camellia Sinensis, is popular in both India and Japan and is used to produce most of the tea such as black, green, and white tea.

We will take a look at the many factors that show why tea is such a popular drink in these countries and how well Japanese Tea and Indian Tea will fair in a battle against each other.

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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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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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30 Surprising History About Japanese Green Tea You (Probably) Didn't Know

30 Surprising History About Japanese Green Tea You (Probably) Didn't Know

July 16, 2017

History tells us that green tea has been a part of Japan's culture for centuries. Today, green tea is still an important part of Japanese culture. If you were to visit Japan, you would find bottled and canned green tea wherever you went. You would even discover the Japanese love green tea ice cream.

It may surprise you to know that green tea in Japan is quite different from Chinese green tea in many ways. However, it was from China that green tea traveled into Japan.

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25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

April 23, 2017

Matcha has been consumed in Japan since the 7th century and is famous for providing drinkers with a calming sort of energy. Matcha is a specific type of Japanese green tea that differs from other traditional teas in the preparation process and in how the plant is grown.

Matcha tea plants are shaded for a few weeks before the harvest to increase natural levels of caffeine and amino acids. The leaves are allowed to dry, stems and veins are removed from the leaves, and then the tea is ground into a fine powder. The powder can be dissolved in milk or water to produce a slightly sweet, richly flavorful tea.

In this article, I will cover 25 Matcha Trivia  you may or may not know before. This is part of a chapter from my recent book: Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know.  Enjoy!

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The Ancient Chagusaba Method: Sustainable Farming Makes for Uncommonly Sweet and Healthy Green Tea

The Ancient Chagusaba Method: Sustainable Farming Makes for Uncommonly Sweet and Healthy Green Tea

March 19, 2017

Of all the many varieties of tea, green tea has been enjoyed by humans for millennia and is renown for the differences in its taste, bouquet and appearance. Like fine wine, the differences in green tea are largely determined by the type of leaf, the soil, the climate in which the shrub is grown and how the leaves are processed.

Many connoisseurs of tea consider Japanese green tea cultivated by the Chagusaba method to have an exceptionally sweet taste.  Read more to learn how this ancient method is still being preserved in parts of Japan and the world to create precious sweet and healthy rare green tea.

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Green Tea Science Brewing Technique Book - Green Tea Science, Brewing Technique Book - 12 Scientifically Proven Techniques to Make Your Green Tea Taste Better and Healthier

Green Tea Science Brewing Technique Book - Green Tea Science, Brewing Technique Book - 12 Scientifically Proven Techniques to Make Your Green Tea Taste Better and Healthier

August 01, 2016

Download our Green Green Tea Science Brewing Technique Book to learn about 12 Scientific Tips for Brewing Green Tea to Taste Better. 

The E-Book also includes the chapter of Kei Nishida's book, "Art of Brewing Japanese Green Tea" where he teaches you how to brew hot and cold Japanese Green Tea.

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