Can I Grow Tea Plant In My Yard?

Can I Grow Tea Plant In My Yard?

October 17, 2019

Green tea is such a popular drink that some have wondered if its possible to grow tea in their homes. What climates are best for growing tea? Which species of tea plants are easiest to grow? How and when can you harvest the tea? This article discusses everything you need to know in order to grow and enjoy green tea within your home.

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Japanese Green Tea Company at Portland Night Market

Japanese Green Tea Company at Portland Night Market

October 16, 2019

Japanese Green Tea Company regularly hold a booth at Portland Night Market.

The Portland Night Market showcases many unique and diverse businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Central East-side.

Here are some videos and photos from the events.  

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Chasen - The Japanese Matcha Whisk

Chasen - The Japanese Matcha Whisk

October 14, 2019

The Japanese Matcha Whisk, the Chasen, is a beautiful instrument often used in tea ceremonies. Some do not know the background of this bamboo tool, how it's made, or the differences between the types of chasen. This article discusses how to pick the best Chasen for your needs as well as how to use it.

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Issaku Wins Global Tea Championship 2019

Issaku Wins Global Tea Championship 2019

October 08, 2019

On October 8 2019, Global Tea Championship announced that Japanese Green Tea Company won a Silver Medal for the Steamed Green Tea Category

Issaku Sencha Green Tea, the signature product from Japanese Green Tea Company, Won Global Tea Championship in 2017 as well making this tea to be the two-time winner for the Global Tea Champion. 

Last Year, Japanese Green Tea Company's Matcha won the Championship. 

This makes the company to win the Championship 3 years in a row. 

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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 Do You Make Matcha Tea At Home?

How Do You Make Matcha Tea At Home?

October 03, 2019

With so many articles, websites, and resources out there about matcha green tea, it can be difficult to pinpoint a good recipe and to know how to make a delicious cup of matcha green tea. This article discusses what matcha green tea is, why it is so popular, how you can make it at home, and multiple reasons how matcha can benefit your health.

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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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Japanese Green Tea Company at Northwest Tea Festival, Seattle WA

Japanese Green Tea Company at Northwest Tea Festival, Seattle WA

September 18, 2019

Japanese Green Tea Company held booth at Northwest Tea Festival 2019 in Seattle from 9/28/2018 - 9/29/2019.

This is the second year at this event. Here are some of the pictures from the 2018 fair and my personal thoughts from the first-time experience of this type of event so that you can see how it was like at the fair, and read about my thoughts and all the lessons-learned from this event. 

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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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The Science Behind Why Japanese Green Tea Can Make You Smarter

The Science Behind Why Japanese Green Tea Can Make You Smarter

September 06, 2019

Japanese Green Tea is known for its health benefits, but how does it specifically benefit your brain? There are 3 reasons why it makes you smarter, and each of those reasons have to do with the ingredients in green tea. In this article, each of those reasons is explored, with a scientific explanation of how you can benefit. Click to find out how your brain can reap all the benefits of Japanese Green Tea.

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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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Japanese Green Tea Company's Award-Winning Matcha is On Amazon Now

Japanese Green Tea Company's Award-Winning Matcha is On Amazon Now

August 28, 2019

Japanese Green Tea Company released their first product on Amazon. The Award-Winning and very popular Premium Matcha is now on Amazon as Prime Product.  The product was awarded as #1 New Release on Amazon two days after the release. 

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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 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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Matcha Box Design Contest Result

Matcha Box Design Contest Result

August 19, 2019

Thank you very much for participating in Matcha Box Design Contest. 

It was very exciting to see so many people participating and commenting on the contests.  We really appreciate all the input. 

Here is the result from the contests with selected comments from you. We also have a link to the actual produced product with your selected design. 

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Bento Box Magazine Features Kei Nishida's Article

Bento Box Magazine Features Kei Nishida's Article

August 14, 2019

Bento Box Magazine features Kei Nishida's article in three months sequence series titled "The Matcha and Green Tea Trends in Japan". 

Bento Box Magazine is Toronto based and Canada’s first Japanese culture and entertainment magazine which is published in English. Bento Box authors include companies such as Ito En, Calbee, Acura and Muji.

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Everything You Need To Know About Water And Japanese Green Tea

Everything You Need To Know About Water And Japanese Green Tea

August 08, 2019

When making the perfect tasty cup of Japanese green tea, there are several different factors that affect the overall taste. Have you ever thought about how the quality of your water affects it? There are four different elements to consider when examining the quality of your water. Those include water hardness or softness, water pH, water purity, and water temperature. This article discusses how each of those factors affect your cup of green tea and what you can do to get the best-tasting cup of tea possible.

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Can Green Tea Reduce Stress?

Can Green Tea Reduce Stress?

July 28, 2019

Japanese green tea has been used for hundreds of years to combat depression. Can it have a positive impact in reducing stress and anxiety? Green tea contains chemical compounds and amino acids that have been clinically studied to reduce stress and anxiety. This article discusses the specific ways Japanese green tea can reduce stress, and how to prepare it in order to get the most benefit for stress.

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Behind the Scene  - How We Made the Matcha Video

Behind the Scene - How We Made the Matcha Video

July 14, 2019

You might have seen this video.     
We made a fun stop-motion video which shows you How to Make Perfect Cup of Matcha.   
In this blog post, I share with you how we made this amazing and fun video.  It is really a lot of effort, tricks and magic that went into this 30 seconds video. 

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Shell Ginger Tea - The Secret To Longevity

Shell Ginger Tea - The Secret To Longevity

July 09, 2019

Since Japan has the highest average life expectancy in the world for the past 20 years, people have been trying to find the secret. One area of Japan known as Okinawa has a fruit known as the moon peach or shell ginger. Is the tea made from this plant the secret to living a long life? This article discusses the different benefits you can get from the shell ginger plant.

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Japanese Green Tea Company at Portland Tea Festival 2019

Japanese Green Tea Company at Portland Tea Festival 2019

July 06, 2019

We were excited to be part of Portland Tea Festival (Tea Fest PDX) which was held on July 20th 2019 at World Forester Center, Portland OR. 

This was the first time we hosted a booth at Portland Tea Festival, so we are very excited for being part of it. 

Here are some pictures we took during the event and my comments. 

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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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Japanese Green Tea Company at Japan Fair, 2019, Bellevue, WA

Japanese Green Tea Company at Japan Fair, 2019, Bellevue, WA

June 06, 2019

Japanese Green Tea Company was honored to be part of 2019 Japan Fair held in Seattle (Bellevue) WA during weekend of June 29th 2019.Here are pictures from this fun event!
As this is one of the most authentic Japanese event in the Northwest, we are very honored to be part of the fair. 

 

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