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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10 Ways to Sweeten Your Matcha Green Tea

10 Ways to Sweeten Your Matcha Green Tea

August 03, 2021

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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Oregano Tea Benefits and Some Healthy Tea Snacks

Oregano Tea Benefits and Some Healthy Tea Snacks

July 23, 2021

Did you know that oregano, a well-known ingredient in your favorite pizza dish, can also be used for the preparation of a tea that can have an awesome effect on your immune system? 

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10 Foods To Pair Green Tea With

10 Foods To Pair Green Tea With

July 19, 2021

This post covers 10 food and green tea pairings (including savory and sweet options with green tea) that you'll want to try right away.

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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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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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