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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5 Heart-warming Things You can Do for Your Tea-lover Mom

5 Heart-warming Things You can Do for Your Tea-lover Mom

April 25, 2021

Mother's Day is just around the corner and you may be wondering what to get your mom. Adding personal touches to gifts is always the way to go, especially with family. A great way to start your search for the perfect gift is by taking your mother's likes and dislikes into account. By doing so, you won't just show her that you went through the effort to get a gift, but also that you put some genuine thought into selecting her gift. If your mother loves tea, you’re in luck because you'll find five heartwarming gift ideas for her!

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How to Make Matcha Latte with Marshmallows?

How to Make Matcha Latte with Marshmallows?

April 20, 2021

Matcha is no doubt one of the best beverages available today! It is tasty, sweet, and comforting. And you can enjoy it on a cold winter evening when you feel warm and cozy. 

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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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10 Ways to Enjoy Matcha with Milk

10 Ways to Enjoy Matcha with Milk

April 10, 2021

You already know that green tea is a delicious, healthy beverage, but you might not be aware of just how versatile your favorite tea can be. A wide variety of beverages, desserts, and baked goods blend the rich, satisfying taste of milk with the subtle, earthy flavor of green tea. The possibilities are endless, but we’ve listed ten of our favorite green tea recipes.

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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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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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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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How to Make a Green Tea Latte: Four Delicious Ways

How to Make a Green Tea Latte: Four Delicious Ways

January 18, 2021

We share how to make a green tea latte the traditional way, as well as speedier options, an iced version, and a coffee shop version.

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How to Make Matcha Chocolate Bars & Matcha Dry Cake

How to Make Matcha Chocolate Bars & Matcha Dry Cake

December 25, 2020

Here we are sharing with you some of the easiest and drool-worthy matcha-based preparations that you all must try. 

How to make Matcha Chocolate Bars and Matcha Dry Cake

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How to Use Ginger with Japanese Green Tea

How to Use Ginger with Japanese Green Tea

December 12, 2020

Ginger use extends well beyond what you may commonly find in grocery stores or in recipes. Ginger is used in teas, broths and can be found even in capsules. Slowly sipped ginger tea can be great for coughs, nausea, stomach aches, and even arthritis.

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Green Tea Mania’s 10 Stocking Stuffer List

Green Tea Mania’s 10 Stocking Stuffer List

October 30, 2020

Thinking about good gift ideas for a green tea lover in your life? Here is my list of a few green tea products that are good for stocking stuffers. Other cultures have just barely scratched the surface of the many uses of green tea. However, the Japanese have quite a head start and are still discovering new uses as it becomes a popular ingredient worldwide.

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How to make Matcha Rose Latte

How to make Matcha Rose Latte

July 23, 2020

Matcha Rose latte is the perfect blend of premium quality green tea and nut milk and naturally sweetened by honey. The rose petals give it a beautiful but delicate touch and further enhances the sweetness.

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How to make Kombucha with Japanese Green Tea

How to make Kombucha with Japanese Green Tea

July 06, 2020

The history of Japanese green tea reveals itself in the way we consume tea or the recipes we try. It helps shape our perception and overall experience of tea. In part, this article is a challenge with respect to your knowledge of tea. In another part, this article is a discussion of kombucha: Can I make kombucha from Japanese green tea? If so, how? But before we begin to outline the how-tos of kombucha, let's review kombucha itself.

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How to Make Matcha Smoothie - ChaCha's GreenTea Room Video

How to Make Matcha Smoothie - ChaCha's GreenTea Room Video

June 14, 2020

Matcha Smoothie - How to Make healthy matcha smoothie with Banana, Baby Spinach, Frozen Grape and Milk. Tips and Tricks to make it tasty and healthy.  ChaCha and Kei from the Japanese Green Tea Co. show you step by step how to make in a fun and simple way. Click here to watch the video Presented by ChaCha's Greentea Room Now 

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8 Benefits of Switching from Office Coffee to Home Tea

8 Benefits of Switching from Office Coffee to Home Tea

June 04, 2020

Coffee and tea are the two most commonly consumed beverages in the world. The only “drink” ahead of these two would be drinking water. They’re practically woven in our personal and social lives. There’s often a comparison between what would be the healthier choice between coffee and tea.
Viewpoints about coffee and tea can vary, but there are some real benefits of switching from coffee to green tea. Let’s take a look!

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What does Umami mean for Tea Drinking?

What does Umami mean for Tea Drinking?

May 03, 2020

As kids, we are taught that there were four basic tastes; salty, sour, sweet, and bitter which are represented by a map of the tongue. Not to burst your bubble, we do not just have four basic sense of flavor, instead, we have five! The fifth element:  Umami.

What does Umami (oo·maa·mee) うま味 mean for Tea Drinking? I will first explain what exactly umami is and then will touch about how it relates to tea. Keep reading as I also added a couple of interesting facts about umami at the end of the article. 

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How to Select Japanese Green Tea?  - The Expert Advice

How to Select Japanese Green Tea? - The Expert Advice

April 07, 2020

Tea presents itself in many ways. Of course, visiting the grocery store you’re likely presented with a variety or different flavors and types. Loose leaf tea or tea bags? What options are available if I want something with less caffeine? Is there an ideal breakfast and morning tea for someone such as myself?

Let’s narrow our search and focus on selecting Japanese green teas based on your needs and what fits in your life. Hope this list helps you navigate the great world of Japanese tea variety!

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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Matcha - Video Recipe

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Matcha - Video Recipe

March 22, 2020

A short animated video showing How to Make the Perfect Cup of Matcha.

30-seconds Youtube Video show you easy steps to make your matcha perfect. 

Click here to watch the cute animated Video Recipe.

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20 Best Tea Lover Items to Buy on Amazon

20 Best Tea Lover Items to Buy on Amazon

March 20, 2020

Gadgets and gifts! We love gadgets and gifts.  And Japanese green tea lovers are no exception.  Many of my readers have asked for thoughtful ideas for gift giving.

Read on to find my top 10 best tea lover items that I have found – and all under $50 on Amazon!  

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10 Ways to Sweeten Your Matcha Green Tea

10 Ways to Sweeten Your Matcha Green Tea

February 29, 2020

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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How to Make Matcha Macarons - Video Recipe

How to Make Matcha Macarons - Video Recipe

January 17, 2020

Japanese Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons – a recipe for these delicious, light, and crunchy sweet treats that perfectly blend Western technique with Eastern flavors.

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Layered Hojicha and Matcha Latte

Layered Hojicha and Matcha Latte

December 10, 2019

We are excited to feature recipes of layered hojicha and matcha latte introduced by Diana from Foodology.ca.  These two recipes are easy to make and looks so pretty and perfect for serving to guest.  Enjoy!

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What Does Astringency Mean For Tea Drinking?

What Does Astringency Mean For Tea Drinking?

November 13, 2019

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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