Tea vs Coffee – Which Is The Better Caffeine Choice For Runners

Tea vs Coffee – Which Is The Better Caffeine Choice For Runners

March 25, 2020

A lot of athletes start their day with coffee or tea, especially before their exercise session.

Researcher from WalkJogRun, Mackenzie Jervis, explains the differences between the two from the expert runner perspective. 

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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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What is Japanese Tea Ceremony? – Explained in 6 simple steps

What is Japanese Tea Ceremony? – Explained in 6 simple steps

March 17, 2020

Chanoyu(茶の湯), Sado(茶道)or simply the Japanese tea ceremony is a ritual which is religiously followed in Japan. Japanese Matcha green tea is served in a series of choreographed steps with the host simply gliding through the whole ceremony. 

Tea Ceremony is so deep, that there can be books of information, but I tried to summarize the ceremony in easy simple steps so that you can understand what they are. 

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Used Teabag - Organic Waste or for My Garden?

Used Teabag - Organic Waste or for My Garden?

March 13, 2020

We know that given our love for tea, it’s easy to question a better use for the left-over tea. Luckily, the appropriate tea bag leaves tea drinkers with a serious supply for our compost or organic waste endeavors. Tea compost is already a safe bed for the health of many of your plants given its organic nature, it’s simply a matter of making sure the proper tea bag is thrown in there. 

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What Water Filter to Use for Brewing Tasty Japanese Green Tea?

What Water Filter to Use for Brewing Tasty Japanese Green Tea?

March 04, 2020

Which water filter is good for making tasty Japanese Green Tea? Water Filter Expert Eugene Nikolajev (Founder of DrinkingWaterBase) answers this question in detail.  In this article, he explains different types of water filter and how it can help you to make tasty cup of tea.

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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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Japanese Green Tea & Las Vegas - Green Tea Mania's Selfish Guide

Japanese Green Tea & Las Vegas - Green Tea Mania's Selfish Guide

February 20, 2020

I like Las Vegas, and I visit once in a while for a weekend getaway since it is only one short direct flight from Portland where I live. I don't gamble but I do love the food and city-like atmosphere since I grew up in Tokyo; maybe I resonate. 

Here are my personal favorite tea places in Las Vegas.

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

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

February 12, 2020

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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10 Top Health Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea

10 Top Health Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea

February 04, 2020

Many experts and nutritionists consider Japanese or Chinese green tea to be the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is packed full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. There are plenty of benefits of drinking green tea from fat loss to cancer prevention to improved brain function.

In this article, you can discover more about this amazing drink.

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Is Green Tea Good Against Depression?

Is Green Tea Good Against Depression?

January 29, 2020

Depression is a serious condition and it seems that more people are now being vocal about this. If you know a loved one who is suffering from depression, then this article can help introduce green tea as an aid in reducing the symptoms of depression. Check the article further to know more.

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Brief History of Japanese Green Tea: A Cup Full of History and Mystery

Brief History of Japanese Green Tea: A Cup Full of History and Mystery

January 23, 2020

Green tea’s importance to Japanese culture can’t be understated. This magical drink has a very colorful and wonderful history to boast. From tea drinking monks to tea ceremonies,learn more and understand tea culture.

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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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How Does Green Tea Help Control Cholesterol Ratio?

How Does Green Tea Help Control Cholesterol Ratio?

January 14, 2020

Cholesterol is essential for the body to work properly and survive. Now there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, what Green tea does is make sure that it reduces LDL which is known as the bad cholesterol. With daily intake of Green Tea, it sets you on a path of a healthy lifestyle and other health benefits that you can read more on this article.

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Why Japanese Green Tea is Perfect for Intermittent Fasting + How to Guide, What to do & What not to do

Why Japanese Green Tea is Perfect for Intermittent Fasting + How to Guide, What to do & What not to do

January 08, 2020

Intermittent fasting has recently become popular. It’s less of a diet and more of a lifestyle pattern because there are no specifications on what food to eat or limit. This article tackles how Japanese Green Tea is off advantage while doing intermittent fasting.

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Health Benefit Comparison - Coffee vs Tea

Health Benefit Comparison - Coffee vs Tea

January 02, 2020

There are those people that love tea and some that love coffee. But we do have those that are particular to both. With the two most well-loved beverages globally, we are giving you an article that makes you well informed of the pros and cons of both beverages. As they say, moderation is still advised when consuming.

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Japanese Green Tea & Hawaii - Green Tea Mania’s Selfish Guide

Japanese Green Tea & Hawaii - Green Tea Mania’s Selfish Guide

December 28, 2019

Thanks to you and all your support, I had an opportunity this holiday to visit Hawaii for a little vacation. Even on my vacation, I just couldn’t help checking some green tea stuff while there. As I explored more, I found that Hawaii’s trend with green tea is a little different from other places, so I decided to write this blog post just for fun to let you know what is trending in Hawaii when it comes to green tea. 

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Everything You Need to Know about Covering Process for Matcha and Gyokuro

Everything You Need to Know about Covering Process for Matcha and Gyokuro

December 24, 2019

The process of covering tea plants is a difficult one. But what comes out of this process is quality tea like matcha and gyokuro. The shading process is what brings about that umami taste we all get while sipping a matcha tea. Find out more about what does the covering process does to Tea and so much more.

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From Plant To Your Tea Cup How Is Matcha Tea Made?

From Plant To Your Tea Cup How Is Matcha Tea Made?

December 13, 2019

The journey of the matcha plant and how it comes to be the matcha powder is a very interesting process. This article discusses the process of how matcha tea is made and why it is healthy. It gives you all the reasons to appreciate what matcha tea can give you.

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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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Benifuuki Japanese Green Tea Naturally Heals MCAD (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome)

Benifuuki Japanese Green Tea Naturally Heals MCAD (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome)

November 27, 2019

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) is a disease that can be very difficult to diagnose and treat. Benifuuki Japanese Green Tea has been found to help treat the symptoms naturally without the worry of added side effects. What is Benifuuki and how can it help MCAS sufferers naturally?

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Japanese Green Tea vs Coffee - 10 battles You Don't Want to Miss

Japanese Green Tea vs Coffee - 10 battles You Don't Want to Miss

November 19, 2019

The two most popular beverages, tea and coffee, each have dedicated followers who will insist one is better than the other. Japanese green tea and coffee may seem completely different, but many people take their drinks seriously. Which one is "better" is the subject of this battle, comparing each on 10 ranging criteria.

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Japanese Tea vs Indian Tea - 10 Battles You Don't Want to Miss

Japanese Tea vs Indian Tea - 10 Battles You Don't Want to Miss

November 17, 2019

India and Japan both have a love of tea that spans many centuries. The plant, Camellia Sinensis, is popular in both India and Japan and is used to produce most of the tea such as black, green, and white tea.

We will take a look at the many factors that show why tea is such a popular drink in these countries and how well Japanese Tea and Indian Tea will fair in a battle against each other.

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