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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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Is Matcha Healthier than Sencha (Loose Leaf)?

Is Matcha Healthier than Sencha (Loose Leaf)?

June 27, 2018

Matcha is powdered form of Japanese green tea which is grown in shade. Sencha is loose leaf tea which is commonly drunk in a Japanese restaurant setting. There are type of sencha such as gyokuro which are also shaded grown like matcha. 

Which type of Japanese green tea are actually healthier? 

Read more to find out the truth. 

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Fresh Healthy Recipe - Mango Bubble Tea with Green Tea

Fresh Healthy Recipe - Mango Bubble Tea with Green Tea

June 27, 2018

Bubble Tea was invented in Taiwan in the 1980’s and got its name from the bubbles that appear after vigorously shaking the contents of the drink. Since then, Bubble Tea has grown in popularity over the years and can now be enjoyed in many different varieties.  One of our favorite summer varieties is Mango Bubble Tea which can be made by mixing chilled jasmine green tea with fresh mango or mango ice cream.

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World Tea Expo 2018, Las Vegas - Pictures and Videos

World Tea Expo 2018, Las Vegas - Pictures and Videos

June 24, 2018

Japanese Green Tea Company was invited to World Tea Expo 2018 since we were the Winner of the Global Tea Championship 2017.

World Tea Expo was held at Las Vegas Convention Center from June 11, 2018 - June 14, 2018. The expo had more than 3500 attendees and 260 exhibitors. 

Here are some of the pictures and videos from the Expo, so that you can see how it was like at the Expo. 

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World Tea News features Japanese Green Tea Company - May 2018

World Tea News features Japanese Green Tea Company - May 2018

May 18, 2018

World Tea News features Japanese Green Tea Company on May 14, 2018 article, World Tea Expo Country Tour: Matcha Demand Marks Japanese Tea Market. 
The article features opinions of Kei Nishida, CEO of Japanese Green Tea Company about green tea trend in Japan as a result of an interview conducted by World Tea News. 
World Tea news quotes Japanese Green Tea Company as "Not-to-miss Booths at World Tea Expo". 

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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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Brewing Up Perfection with the Breville BTM800XL One-Touch Teapot

Brewing Up Perfection with the Breville BTM800XL One-Touch Teapot

February 27, 2018

Do you think you can only enjoy black tea at home? Do you have a hard time figuring our how long to steep your favorite blend? If so today is your lucky day because we’ve found a teapot that can eliminate all the guesswork and frustration that comes from brewing tea and let you make whatever you fancy: the Breville BTM800XL One-Touch teapot. The BTM800XL uses the best of today’s technology while honoring the time-honored tradition of tea brewing to help you make the perfect pot, or cup, of tea every time. Our in-depth review will show you just what makes this teapot so great and why it should be in every tea lover’s home.

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Tea Appliances For 21st Century Homes

Tea Appliances For 21st Century Homes

October 21, 2017

For many, the act of drinking tea and brewing it go hand in hand, a ritual as old as time. So the idea of taking a shortcut, or using a new-fangled appliance, seems almost sacrilegious. Almost. The truth is, these new gadgets are designed to make the process not only faster or easier, but also more flavorful and rewarding.  To see what I mean, check out my list of the Top Tea Appliances for 21st Century Homes.

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Fresh Cup Magazine Features Kei Nishida's Article - October 2017

Fresh Cup Magazine Features Kei Nishida's Article - October 2017

October 20, 2017

Fresh Cup Magazine October 2017 Issue featured Kei Nishida's Article 

Article: The Whole Leaf, Innovation and Tradition Lead to Green Tea Enlightenment (Page 28) 

Fresh Cup Magazine is the leading coffee and tea magazine distributing more than 180,000 prints a year.

His article was also featured in June 2017 edition.

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30 Surprising History About Japanese Green Tea You (Probably) Didn't Know

30 Surprising History About Japanese Green Tea You (Probably) Didn't Know

July 16, 2017

History tells us that green tea has been a part of Japan's culture for centuries. Today, green tea is still an important part of Japanese culture. If you were to visit Japan, you would find bottled and canned green tea wherever you went. You would even discover the Japanese love green tea ice cream.

It may surprise you to know that green tea in Japan is quite different from Chinese green tea in many ways. However, it was from China that green tea traveled into Japan.

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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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Fresh Cup Magazine Features Kei Nishida's Article - June 2017

Fresh Cup Magazine Features Kei Nishida's Article - June 2017

June 22, 2017

Fresh Cup Magazine June 2017 Issue featured Kei Nishida's Article. 

Article: The Whole Leaf, Green Tea Inspiration (Page 30) 

Fresh Cup Magazine is the leading coffee and tea magazine distributing more than 180,000 prints a year.

June 2017 issue was 25th year anniversary edition of the magazine.

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Fukamushi-Cha (Deep Steam)Green Tea - 5 Reasons Why They Taste Better Than Other Types of Japanese Green Tea

Fukamushi-Cha (Deep Steam)Green Tea - 5 Reasons Why They Taste Better Than Other Types of Japanese Green Tea

June 19, 2017

Fukamushi Cha, or deep-steamed green tea, is a flavor revelation for green tea fans, and its bolder, sweeter, richer taste can win over those who haven’t yet found a green tea favorite. The very special taste of fukamushi green tea is made possible by steaming the freshly harvested young leaves nearly twice as long as in other green teas, before being rolled dry. 

What makes Fukamushi Green Tea taste so much better than other green teas? Here are five reasons that set it apart, contributing to its unique taste.

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25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

April 23, 2017

Matcha has been consumed in Japan since the 7th century and is famous for providing drinkers with a calming sort of energy. Matcha is a specific type of Japanese green tea that differs from other traditional teas in the preparation process and in how the plant is grown.

Matcha tea plants are shaded for a few weeks before the harvest to increase natural levels of caffeine and amino acids. The leaves are allowed to dry, stems and veins are removed from the leaves, and then the tea is ground into a fine powder. The powder can be dissolved in milk or water to produce a slightly sweet, richly flavorful tea.

In this article, I will cover 25 Matcha Trivia  you may or may not know before. This is part of a chapter from my recent book: Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know.  Enjoy!

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Green Tea Science Part 1: Polyphenols, Catechins and EGCG - 15 Commonly Asked Questions and How You Can Benefit

Green Tea Science Part 1: Polyphenols, Catechins and EGCG - 15 Commonly Asked Questions and How You Can Benefit

April 22, 2017

Although the popularity of green tea in the Western world is a fairly recent phenomenon, the highly beneficial nutrition value has enjoyed a favorable reputation throughout many parts of Asia for thousands of years. Only recently, scientific research is beginning to understand green tea's healthful benefits in relation to its high concentration of phytochemicals known as polyphenols that include subclasses of tannins and gallic acid.

In this article I will go through commonly asked questions about Polyphenols, Catechines, EGCG, Tannin, Garlic Acid. 

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Green Tea Science Part 2: Tannin, and Gallic Acid – 7 Commonly Asked Questions and How You Can Benefit

Green Tea Science Part 2: Tannin, and Gallic Acid – 7 Commonly Asked Questions and How You Can Benefit

April 22, 2017

This is part 2 of Green Tea Science series. In this article, I will answer 7 commonly asked questions about green tea and its element: Tannin and Gallic Acid, and I will focus on how you can benefit from it.

Polyphenols, or phytochemicals, are a class of micronutrients found in plants. Polyphenols act as chelators to remove toxic metals from the blood stream and tissues and are also considered to be one of the most powerful antioxidants. Scientists have discovered over 4000 polyphenol compounds including tannins and gallic acid, which are a subset of polyphenols.

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The Ancient Chagusaba Method: Sustainable Farming Makes for Uncommonly Sweet and Healthy Green Tea

The Ancient Chagusaba Method: Sustainable Farming Makes for Uncommonly Sweet and Healthy Green Tea

March 19, 2017

Of all the many varieties of tea, green tea has been enjoyed by humans for millennia and is renown for the differences in its taste, bouquet and appearance. Like fine wine, the differences in green tea are largely determined by the type of leaf, the soil, the climate in which the shrub is grown and how the leaves are processed.

Many connoisseurs of tea consider Japanese green tea cultivated by the Chagusaba method to have an exceptionally sweet taste.  Read more to learn how this ancient method is still being preserved in parts of Japan and the world to create precious sweet and healthy rare green tea.

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Japanese Green Tea and Diabetes - 10 Reasons Why It is Good for Prevention and Management

Japanese Green Tea and Diabetes - 10 Reasons Why It is Good for Prevention and Management

March 01, 2017

According to the Center for Disease Control, almost 30 million Americans have diabetes, and 25% of those do not even know it. Preventing diabetes is a critical part of reducing its long-term health detriments that it is doing to our country. The number of people who suffer from diabetes continues to rise, and another 86 million American adults have prediabetes. Without intervention, up to 30% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes within a period of five years.

When you have diabetes, your main goal to stay healthy is to regular your blood sugar. Many people use prescription medication and insulin to do this, but studies strongly suggest that drinking green tea can also make diabetes more manageable. Here are ten reasons why green tea is good for the prevention and management of diabetes.

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How to Fight Against Anti-Aging by Consuming Japanese Green Tea Daily

How to Fight Against Anti-Aging by Consuming Japanese Green Tea Daily

December 01, 2016

Tea has been around and consumed by people for thousands of years. It's been a mainstay not just for its flavor but also for the health benefits that are right there sitting in your cup. While there's been an increased focus on tea drinking in the west in general, there's been an especially strong focus on the health benefits of consuming green tea.

One of the reasons for this is that there are anti-aging benefits inherent in the leaves. This article goes into science of why Japanese Green Tea is good for anti-aging and how you can take most advantage of green tea to stay younger...

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Japanese Green Tea and Yoga - 10 Surprising Facts about Two Cultures and How They Connect

Japanese Green Tea and Yoga - 10 Surprising Facts about Two Cultures and How They Connect

November 16, 2016

A lot of people like Japanese green tea, and a lot of people like yoga, but not many people realize that the two share a lot in common. Although the green tea ceremony comes from Japan and yogic exercise is an ancient practice that comes from India, they have a lot of similarities. Below are ten surprising facts about how these two cultures connect.

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Japanese Green Tea and Skin Health

Japanese Green Tea and Skin Health

November 13, 2016

Japanese green tea is one of the best options for your skin health.  The main benefit is in the detoxification benefits of drinking the green tea. The liquid will help to remove toxins from the body, which improves the overall health and boosts the skin health. By removing the toxins out of the body, the skin will be acne and blemish free. Removing the toxins also helps to improve the complexion.
 
While you can drink the Japanese green tea to get all the health benefits, this isn’t the only option. You can also gain them through making face masks with your green tea.

Here’s a look at all you need to know to make sure you use it in just the right way...  

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Japanese Green Tea and Hair Health - How It Works and DIY Home Treatment

Japanese Green Tea and Hair Health - How It Works and DIY Home Treatment

November 13, 2016

Green tea is an immensely popular drink, both for its delicious taste and incredible health benefits. In fact, it has been used as an herbal medicine in parts of Asia, including China and Japan, for thousands of years. Traditionally used to treat ailments as diverse as headaches and bloating, its use in cosmetic treatments is currently being explored more thoroughly.

You may have heard about the role Japanese green tea plays in losing unwanted pounds, but did you also know it is extremely beneficial for both skin and hair? Keep reading to learn all about how you can use green tea to look and feel better...

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Want Good Oral Health? Get Our Top Ten Tips for Why Drinking Green Tea Will Get You There!

Want Good Oral Health? Get Our Top Ten Tips for Why Drinking Green Tea Will Get You There!

November 10, 2016

Are you looking for new ways to infuse your diet with healthy options? Do you want less cavities, a faster metabolism, healthier gums -- and more? Did you know that by drinking Japanese green tea regularly, you can infuse your diet with many healthy benefits that you currently may be missing out on?

Not only does Japanese green tea taste delicious and is refreshing especially following a meal, but it is rich in benefits. Green tea helps to alleviate inflammation, promotes good oral health over the long-term and is rich in antioxidants -- which contribute to less free radicals in your body and ultimately, less susceptibility to diseases.

If you're ready to boost your oral health today, then read on to get our top 10 tips for why you should start drinking green tea... 

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For Spa Owners - How and Why Serving Japanese Green Tea Increases Customer Satisfaction

For Spa Owners - How and Why Serving Japanese Green Tea Increases Customer Satisfaction

November 01, 2016

As a spa owner, you think a lot about how to increase customer satisfaction so that you can keep customers coming back to your spa as well as attract new ones. Since many of my customers happen to be spa owners, I was able to ask around about why Japanese green tea contributes to retaining existing customers and how they use it in their own spas to promote customer satisfaction. They gave me a lot of facts and advice that I would like to share with you now to help you implement Japanese green tea in your own spa’s treatment sessions. This is what I learned:

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