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Sen No Rikyu – A Tea master that changed the Japanese tea culture forever

Sen No Rikyu – A Tea master that changed the Japanese tea culture forever

November 21, 2022

In this blog, I talk about many things related to Japanese tea and tea culture, but today’s post is a little extra special; today, I want to talk about a person – yes, a person called Sen No Rikyu (千利休).
Without this person and his contributions, the tea culture or Sadou (Japanese “Way of Tea”) we have today would not have existed, and I might not have been here sharing the love of tea with everyone around the world. 

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Tea Lover Tours in Japan and Online

Tea Lover Tours in Japan and Online

November 20, 2022

Now that COVID is becoming a thing of the past, Japan finally opened up to the world for the tour.  
Here are the latest tours in 2022, specifically targeting people who love tea hosted by Arigato Japan, the pioneer for English-speaking Japanese tours for many years, featured by the New York Times Travel Shows, CNN Travel, and more.

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Can I throw used green tea leaves in garden?

Can I throw used green tea leaves in garden?

November 14, 2022

We all know the extensive list of the ways in which green tea benefits our health, but is it also good for plants and flowers in my garden? 

Read more to find out more and the science behind the reason. 

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How to Make A Hojicha Oat Milk Latte

How to Make A Hojicha Oat Milk Latte

October 22, 2022

Here is a video and recipe of how to make Iced oat milk latte with Hojicha (Japanese roasted tea) Loose Leaf or powder Tea

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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)

October 12, 2022

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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How to Brew Tasty Japanese Green Tea

How to Brew Tasty Japanese Green Tea

October 05, 2022

Japanese green tea can be brewed in any 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 recommend the best approach for brewing the tastiest Japanese green tea.

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HOW TO COLD BREW MATCHA: YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

HOW TO COLD BREW MATCHA: YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

September 27, 2022

Matcha tea makes a deliciously creamy hot beverage. But did you know that it tastes just as good as an iced drink? 

Learn everything you need to know about making the perfect cup of cold brew matcha in this comprehensive guide.

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Does Adding Lemon to Japanese Green Tea Enhance the Benefit?

Does Adding Lemon to Japanese Green Tea Enhance the Benefit?

July 27, 2022

Adding lemon to green tea can make a big difference in how it tastes and it also boasts numerous health benefits! Learn more.

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The History of Japanese Green Tea

The History of Japanese Green Tea

July 14, 2022

Green tea became a staple drink, and we will show you how Japanese green tea turned into a worldwide sensation.  
 
You will learn how the Matcha and tea ceremony were created, and how Samurai culture was affected by tea!

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17 Japanese Tea Ceremony Tools

17 Japanese Tea Ceremony Tools

July 07, 2022

A tea ceremony is one of the essential things to do when you appreciate the Japanese culture. Visiting Japan and learning how to do a tea ceremony is a refreshing experience. Since you don't want to miss it when you get home, let's reminisce about the tradition and get started with these beautiful matcha ceremony tools that you can purchase on Amazon.

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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?

July 05, 2022

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

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

July 05, 2022

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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10 Ways to Sweeten Your Matcha Green Tea

10 Ways to Sweeten Your Matcha Green Tea

June 30, 2022

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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Is it Safe to Eat Green Tea Leaves?

Is it Safe to Eat Green Tea Leaves?

June 30, 2022

You already know that green tea is a great-tasting and relaxing beverage with numerous health benefits, but can the same be said about eating the tea leaves rather than steeping them into a drink? 

Read more to find out the truth.

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Is it Okay to Drink Green Tea on an Empty Stomach?

Is it Okay to Drink Green Tea on an Empty Stomach?

June 16, 2022

Lately, the craze with intermittent fasting has grown a following. This includes fasting, this article tackles the question if green tea is okay to drink while on an empty stomach. Read more about it and the other benefits of green tea while fasting.

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What is Loose Leaf Tea Filters? Explained in One Minute

What is Loose Leaf Tea Filters? Explained in One Minute

May 28, 2022

An exceptional choice for tea brewing enthusiasts, these clever filter bags are an ideal way to get the most out of your loose leaf teas! They are strategically oversized so that your tea leaves are able to fully unfurl—giving them the ability to release maximum flavor and aroma! Each pack comes with 144 high-quality filters, that are 100% biodegradable.

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Is Green Tea An Effective Appetite Suppressant & Weight Loss Aid?

Is Green Tea An Effective Appetite Suppressant & Weight Loss Aid?

May 17, 2022

We discuss green tea as an appetite suppressant & how it acts as a weight loss aid and many other benefits of drinking this beverage.

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Is Decaffeinated Tea Unhealthy?

Is Decaffeinated Tea Unhealthy?

May 10, 2022

There are few things cozier and more comforting than curling up in your favorite chair on a cold evening with a warm blanket and a hot cup of tea. However, as bedtime approaches, you might not want that caffeine buzz keeping you up. If you get your green tea decaffeinated, would it impact its health benefits or even be unhealthy on its own?  Read more to find out the truth.

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Japanese Green Tea vs Chamomile Tea - 10 battles you don't want to miss

Japanese Green Tea vs Chamomile Tea - 10 battles you don't want to miss

April 29, 2022

Japanese Green Tea and Chamomile garnered a cult following over the years. People drink these beverages for different reasons, some prefer their taste while others often drink them for their wonderful health benefits. Let’s find out which drink suits your lifestyle and health needs so you can figure whether you’re going to purchase Japanese Green Tea or Chamomile Tea.

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Does Roasting Green Tea (Hojicha) Make It Less Healthy?

Does Roasting Green Tea (Hojicha) Make It Less Healthy?

April 15, 2022

Does roasting green tea (hojicha) make green tea healthier or less healthy? We answer this question and many more in this post.

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GREEN TEA AND MILK: 10 WAYS TO ENJOY IT

GREEN TEA AND MILK: 10 WAYS TO ENJOY IT

April 04, 2022

Discover 10 delicious ways to enjoy green tea and milk, including matcha lattes, matcha cupcakes, and milky green tea popsicles.

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10 Popular Types of Japanese Tea Ceremony - How many do you know?

10 Popular Types of Japanese Tea Ceremony - How many do you know?

March 18, 2022

Japanese Tea ceremony is known as Chado (茶道the way of tea) or Cha no yu (茶の湯hot water tea, or hot water of tea) is part of the Japanese culture. It is a tradition where they ceremonially prepare, serve and drink matcha. Many rituals and practices turn into tea ceremonies. You might be asking about when they practice those tea ceremonies and what occasion they celebrate. We will take a journey about the types of tea ceremonies and how they appreciate the tea leaves.

Tea ceremonies are one of the most exciting parts when thinking about the Japanese culture experience. Let’s go and know more about them.

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Introducing New Packaging for our popular Mikan and Lemon Tea

Introducing New Packaging for our popular Mikan and Lemon Tea

March 04, 2022

We are happy to announce and introduce new packaging for our popular tea: Green Tea with Mikan and Green Tea Orange. 

What do you think about the new package?

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What is Tea Ceremony?

What is Tea Ceremony?

February 09, 2022

The Japanese tea ceremony comes from centuries of tea school teachings and traditions. Its practice is a deep spiritual journey that begins with a simple principle - the sharing of tea is best when the heart is humble and pure.

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