Is Green Tea Healthier Than Black Tea? - Green Tea Quiz

Is Green Tea Healthier Than Black Tea? - Green Tea Quiz

September 22, 2018

As the fermented drink Kombucha has continued to become more and more popular in the health community, the main component in its composition, fermented black tea, has seen a rise in popularity as well. While black tea has been heralded for its antioxidant properties and its innate ability to reduce LDL cholesterol levels, many consumers wonder if they're making the right choice in the age-old battle between black tea and green tea. Which is healthier? Green Tea or Black Tea? Read on to find out the answer.

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5 Brain Foods To Stimulate You

5 Brain Foods To Stimulate You

September 12, 2018

Healthy foods are typically thought of as being good for cardiovascular health and disease prevention. We eat them to get adequate nutrients, to feel better, to stave off weight gain, and sometimes to combat specific dietary issues. Those who study these matters know that it’s actually quite remarkable how directly and thoroughly what we eat affects how we look and how we live. What we don’t spend quite as much time talking about, however, is how healthy eating can affect our brains. Read more to find out 5 food good for your brain.

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Tips for making tea part of your post-run/recovery routine

Tips for making tea part of your post-run/recovery routine

September 10, 2018

I’ll describe in detail what my post-run recovery routine often looks like, I’ll also describe why I think including tea in your post-run recovery routine may make a lot of sense for you (and how it may even help you in your recovery process).  My recommendations come from my own personal experience, so if you’re in a slump with your recovery process, you may want to consider my suggestions: particularly if you’re up to trying something new. 

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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 Tea Bag Tea Lower Quality  Than  Loose Leaf  Tea? - Yes or No? - Green Tea Quiz

Is Tea Bag Tea Lower Quality Than Loose Leaf Tea? - Yes or No? - Green Tea Quiz

August 21, 2018

Is Tea Bag Tea Lower Quality  Than  Loose Leaf  Tea? This article will focus on one of the other big debates about tea, and that is whether loose leaf tea is truly always better than bagged tea as some people claim. Unfortunately, the truth is this answer isn’t always as simple or as straightforward as you might think. With this in mind, here are five important factors that influence the overall quality of bagged teas and how they compare to loose leaf. Read more to find out the truth.

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Can I throw used green tea leaves in garden?

Can I throw used green tea leaves in garden?

July 23, 2018

We all know the exCan I throw used green tea leaves in garden?

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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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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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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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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Drinking Green Tea with Milk is Bad For You - True or False?  - Green Tea Quiz

Drinking Green Tea with Milk is Bad For You - True or False? - Green Tea Quiz

May 24, 2018

More and more people are drinking Japanese green tea in a non-traditional manner such as adding milk. Some famous examples are, matcha latte you find at your local Starbucks, and a green tea smoothie you may try at home with your blender.

But you may also have heard that drinking tea with milk is a bad idea. 

Is it the case with green tea or matcha as well? 

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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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10 Things about Japanese Green Tea Harvesting You (Probably) Didn't Know

10 Things about Japanese Green Tea Harvesting You (Probably) Didn't Know

May 15, 2018

Green tea is central to the lives of everyone in Japan. The culture surrounding the harvest and preparation of these tea leaves is complex and rooted deep in tradition. The green tea harvested in Japan differs in taste and value from the leaves gathered in China and other areas of the world.  Here are 10 things about Japanese green tea harvesting you (probably) didn't know. 

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5 Heart-warming Things You can Do for Your Tea-lover Mom

5 Heart-warming Things You can Do for Your Tea-lover Mom

April 27, 2018

Mother's Day is just around the corner and you may be wondering what to get your mom. Adding personal touches to gifts is always the way to go, especially with family. A great way to start your search for the perfect gift is by taking your mother's likes and dislikes into account. By doing so, you won't just show her that you went through the effort to get a gift, but also that you put some genuine thought into selecting her gift. If your mother loves tea, you’re in luck because you'll find five heartwarming gift ideas for her!

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Is Green Tea Good for Kids? - True or False?  - Green Tea Quiz

Is Green Tea Good for Kids? - True or False? - Green Tea Quiz

April 24, 2018

Green tea is known for its various health benefits, especially for adults, ranging from enhanced concentration, reduced risk of cancer and many others.

Japanese green tea has been providing a variety of health benefits to the Japanese and it is one of the reasons why the Japanese people live longer and healthier compared to the rest of the world.

But is green tea good for children?

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Allergy? Hay Fever? Check out Benifuuki - 5 Reasons Why This Green Tea  Variety is Booming in Japan

Allergy? Hay Fever? Check out Benifuuki - 5 Reasons Why This Green Tea Variety is Booming in Japan

April 15, 2018

The Japanese are famous for their long lifespans and lower rates of lifestyle diseases, so when something trends for having amazing health benefits in Japan, it's best for us in the West to listen. The latest health secret is Benifuuki Green tea, a delightfully bitter beverage that has incredible, scientifically proven benefits. Benifuuki tea is a cultivar of the tea plant that was cross-bred between the varieties Assamica and Sinensis in 1965 in Makurazaki City, Japan. It was originally developed as a mellow, aromatic black tea, but scientists soon discovered that harvesting it earlier as a green tea would result in a powerful health beverage.

Here are 5 ways that Benifuuki green tea can improve your health and well-being.

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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 A Japanese Tea Farm is Fighting Against Japan’s Biggest Problem – Age

How A Japanese Tea Farm is Fighting Against Japan’s Biggest Problem – Age

March 21, 2018

The Japanese tea industry is facing a huge problem.

This problem is hitting many of the respected tea farmers who have been in the industry for decades or even centuries.

The problem is: Japanese people are getting old.

In particular, tea drinkers in Japan are getting old. This article will show you why the green tea industry is facing the problem and a story of how one tea farmer is trying to combat the problem today.

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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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Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

February 27, 2018

Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

A1: China A2: Japan   Read more for the answer.

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Exploring the Green Tea Smoothie Revolution in Japan

Exploring the Green Tea Smoothie Revolution in Japan

January 17, 2018

Trends have a way of taking something relatively obscure and pushing it through a “coolness” filter. The latest trend, the green tea smoothie, has revolutionized the way green tea is consumed, and Japan is on the forefront of this exciting trend. And, like every trend, there is a story behind its popularity which you should know a thing or two about.

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