Which Tea Kettle Should I Use to Brew Japanese Green Tea?

Which Tea Kettle Should I Use to Brew Japanese Green Tea?

April 10, 2019

When it comes to making a good cup of Japanese green tea, there are different factors to take into consideration. One factor is the tea kettle that is used to brew the tea. Does it matter what materials the tea kettle is made with? How do traditional and modern tea kettles compare? Read this article to find out.

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Top 7 Tea Books of All Time for Tea Lovers

Top 7 Tea Books of All Time for Tea Lovers

April 03, 2019

As you may know I am an author of 4 published books about green tea, but I often get asked what are the other books I recommend.  

Here are 7 books I personally like that are likely to fuel your love while educating you on the art of all things tea.

With so much to learn about green tea, it can be hard finding the right resources. In this article, you can find Top 7 Tea Books of all time for tea lovers. Use the books recommended in this article to expand your knowledge about tea.

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What You Should Know About Baking with Matcha and Green Tea: Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread

What You Should Know About Baking with Matcha and Green Tea: Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread

March 06, 2019

Matcha Green Tea can be used in many different foods and drinks. Did you know you can even bake bread with it? Keep reading to discover how you can use Matcha Green Tea when baking, and to find out a recipe for Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread!

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How to Make Matcha Okara Cookies - Guest Post By: Pat Tokuyama from All Day I Eat

How to Make Matcha Okara Cookies - Guest Post By: Pat Tokuyama from All Day I Eat

March 01, 2019

Matcha Cookie with Okara - Okara is the soy bean pulp that’s left over from making soy milk. 

This is a guest post by Pat Tokuyama from All Day I Eat. Pat shows you how to make yummy Okara Matcha cookies in simple steps in his video.  

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Is Using The Microwave Good For Green Tea? - The Answer May Surprise You

Is Using The Microwave Good For Green Tea? - The Answer May Surprise You

February 12, 2019

Green tea is known for its health benefits around the world. It can be prepared in different ways, including using the microwave. But does using the microwave affect the quality of green tea? 

Keep reading to find out whether using the microwave to prepare green tea affects the quality of it or not.  The answer may surprise you.

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How to Make Matcha À La Mode (Matcha Ice Cream)

How to Make Matcha À La Mode (Matcha Ice Cream)

November 30, 2018

I will show you how to make Matcha A La Mode.

A La Mode is French word meaning “in fashion” and describes a sweet dish with ice cream.

Matcha A La Mode is basically matcha with ice cream.

Watch a short video of how to make tasty Matcha A La Mode in less than 2 minutes.

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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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Can Teapot Make Your  Green Tea Taste Better?  - Facts About  Tokoname Teapot (常滑急須)

Can Teapot Make Your Green Tea Taste Better? - Facts About Tokoname Teapot (常滑急須)

July 20, 2018

If you’re a lover of tea, then you might have heard of the term “kyusu” which means “teapot” in Japanese. The Takoname Yaki (常滑焼) is both a remarkable and historic teapot which dates back to the 12th century. Because of the way the teapot is made, it gives the tea a distinguishable flavor, making it well-liked amongst green tea enthusiasts.  Find out if a teapot can really make your green tea tastes better.

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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?

May 31, 2018

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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Coffee Creamer for Matcha? A Secret to Making Your Matcha Drinks Taste Amazing with Homemade (or Pre-made) Creamer.

Coffee Creamer for Matcha? A Secret to Making Your Matcha Drinks Taste Amazing with Homemade (or Pre-made) Creamer.

April 11, 2018

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 is the best way store your matcha & Japanese green tea?

What is the best way store your matcha & Japanese green tea?

March 25, 2018

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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The Best Way to Keep Matcha & Green Tea is to Freeze - True or False?   - Green Tea Quiz

The Best Way to Keep Matcha & Green Tea is to Freeze - True or False? - Green Tea Quiz

March 25, 2018

To freeze or not to freeze matcha and green tea? This is a question I often get from customers. Read on to find out the true answer to this question based on scientific evidence. 

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How to Make Tasty Green Tea Latte

How to Make Tasty Green Tea Latte

December 17, 2017

There are different ways to make a green tea latte, but all of them involve matcha, which is the fine powder made from grinding a special variety of green tea. It has two unique characteristics in its farming and processing: The first is that it’s shade-grown for three weeks before it is harvested, and then when processed the stems and veins of the plant are removed. In other words, matcha is not simply ground green tea leaves of any variety.

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Green Tea Bubble Tea - What is it? Why is it Trending? and How You can Make it at Home

Green Tea Bubble Tea - What is it? Why is it Trending? and How You can Make it at Home

November 18, 2017

When most people think of bubble tea they think of the boba or tapioca pearls on the bottom of the cup. But actually, bubble tea got its name because of the small bubbles that form on top after shaking the tea. In fact, In Taiwan (where bubble tea was invented) the most popular drink isn’t boba milk tea but actually regular iced green or oolong tea. Green tea is often seen as a healthier option than coffee and can be very refreshing on hot summer days.

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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

October 24, 2017

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. 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 below.

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Do You Know How To Prepare And Serve Green Tea Correctly?

Do You Know How To Prepare And Serve Green Tea Correctly?

September 23, 2017

Green tea, which is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves, is widely known to have a wealth of health benefits. The tea originated in the country of China, before quickly spreading throughout the Asian continent. Today, people all around the globe consume the delicious drink as a way to improve their health, boost their immunity and enhance their brain functions. Nevertheless, many westerners do not understand the precious protocols involved with traditional green tea preparation. Most opt for the most convenient and quickest method. Are you positive you’re getting the most from your green tea?

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10 Trendy Green Tea Cocktail Recipes

10 Trendy Green Tea Cocktail Recipes

August 21, 2017

Green tea and matcha aren’t just for ceramic tea mugs anymore. Bartenders across the nation have been using green tea and matcha in their trendy recipes, and it’s been a great success. Here are a few trendy and tasty cocktail recipes for any bartender to wow their friends and guests – all these recipes use matcha powder and prepared green tea.

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4 Ways To Add Green Tea To Your Recipes

4 Ways To Add Green Tea To Your Recipes

June 27, 2017

The world is waking up. More people than ever are waving goodbye to fast and processed foods in favor of natural and healthy products. Everyone is aware of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, thanks in large part to our parents reminding us every single day throughout our childhood before allowing us to leave the table. “Eat your vegetables,” is a common saying in many households, but… “eat your tea”? Green tea to be specific. The saying might not catch on but the act of eating green tea, in addition to drinking it, is at an all-time high.

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How to Cold Brew Japanese Green Tea - The Expert Advice

How to Cold Brew Japanese Green Tea - The Expert Advice

June 27, 2017

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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20 Yummy and Healthy Green Tea Smoothie Recipes - and Everything You Need to Know About Green Tea Smoothie

20 Yummy and Healthy Green Tea Smoothie Recipes - and Everything You Need to Know About Green Tea Smoothie

February 12, 2017

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 Brew Tasty Japanese Green Tea

How to Brew Tasty Japanese Green Tea

January 21, 2017

Japanese green tea can be brewed in many number of ways. In this article, we will go over the Simple Way and the Advanced Way for brewing tasty green tea as well as tips for cold brewing.

The Simple way is how most Japanese people consume green tea every day; the Advanced Way is what is being followed by professional green tea producers who recommends the best approach for brewing the most tasty Japanese green tea.

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Steeping Guide
Steeping Guide