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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Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?

June 01, 2020

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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What is Shincha - New Crop Tea and What Makes them Unique?

What is Shincha - New Crop Tea and What Makes them Unique?

May 20, 2020

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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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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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 29, 2020

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 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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Green Tea Mania’s 10 Stocking Stuffer List

Green Tea Mania’s 10 Stocking Stuffer List

November 28, 2019

Thinking about good gift ideas for a green tea lover in your life? Here is my list of 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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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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10 Foods To Pair Green Tea With

10 Foods To Pair Green Tea With

October 31, 2019

Green tea is a delicious drink that is amazing to have with meals. Did you know that there are three different flavors of green tea? These three flavors of green tea pair well with various flavor profiles in food. This article discusses 10 foods that pair well with the multiple types of green tea.

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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 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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A Guide to Genmaicha for Curious Tea Drinkers

A Guide to Genmaicha for Curious Tea Drinkers

September 01, 2019

With the many varieties of Japanese green tea, there are some varieties that many people do not know a lot about. Genmaicha is a delicious green tea but is lesser-known than other types. Do you know how to make Genmaicha tea at home? Do you know how to store it? This article discusses the high points of Genmaicha tea, as well as reputable sources that you can purchase it from.

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Everything You Need To Know About Sencha Green Tea

Everything You Need To Know About Sencha Green Tea

August 22, 2019

Sencha green tea (煎茶) is a popular type of Japanese green tea that has a unique flavor profile. With numerous health benefits that can be derived from drinking it and the wide variety of types of sencha available, there is a lot to learn about Japanese sencha green tea. Read on to learn about the different varieties of sencha, the difference between matcha and sencha, and how to make a delicious cup of sencha.

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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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Can I use K-cup to brew green tea?

Can I use K-cup to brew green tea?

June 18, 2019

When making a good cup of Japanese green tea, we don't always have a lot of time to make it the traditional way. However, there is still a quick way to make a good cup of green tea: by using the Keurig. This article discusses how to make a delicious cup of Japanese green tea, without taking too much time.

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