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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How to Make Tasty Green Tea Latte

How to Make Tasty Green Tea Latte

December 17, 2017

There are different ways to make a green tea latte, but all of them involve matcha, which is the fine powder made from grinding a special variety of green tea. It has two unique characteristics in its farming and processing: The first is that it’s shade-grown for three weeks before it is harvested, and then when processed the stems and veins of the plant are removed. In other words, matcha is not simply ground green tea leaves of any variety.

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Green Tea Bubble Tea - What is it? Why is it Trending? and How You can Make it at Home

Green Tea Bubble Tea - What is it? Why is it Trending? and How You can Make it at Home

November 18, 2017

When most people think of bubble tea they think of the boba or tapioca pearls on the bottom of the cup. But actually, bubble tea got its name because of the small bubbles that form on top after shaking the tea. In fact, In Taiwan (where bubble tea was invented) the most popular drink isn’t boba milk tea but actually regular iced green or oolong tea. Green tea is often seen as a healthier option than coffee and can be very refreshing on hot summer days.

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20 Surprising Things about Gyokuro Green Tea You Didn’t Know About

20 Surprising Things about Gyokuro Green Tea You Didn’t Know About

October 24, 2017

Everyone is looking to get healthy while still enjoying interesting foods and drinks. This is one of the reasons why green tea in its many variations have grown more and more in popularity these days. One type of tea that is made of green tea leaves that has recently begun to gain more notice is the Gyokuro tea. It is considered to be the most luxurious and therefore expensive teas, making it highly coveted among aficionados. Whether you know about this tea type or whether you are brand new to it, we have some of the most surprising facts about Gyokuro below.

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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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Do You Know How To Prepare And Serve Green Tea Correctly?

Do You Know How To Prepare And Serve Green Tea Correctly?

September 23, 2017

Green tea, which is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves, is widely known to have a wealth of health benefits. The tea originated in the country of China, before quickly spreading throughout the Asian continent. Today, people all around the globe consume the delicious drink as a way to improve their health, boost their immunity and enhance their brain functions. Nevertheless, many westerners do not understand the precious protocols involved with traditional green tea preparation. Most opt for the most convenient and quickest method. Are you positive you’re getting the most from your green tea?

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10 Trendy Green Tea Cocktail Recipes

10 Trendy Green Tea Cocktail Recipes

August 21, 2017

Green tea and matcha aren’t just for ceramic tea mugs anymore. Bartenders across the nation have been using green tea and matcha in their trendy recipes, and it’s been a great success. Here are a few trendy and tasty cocktail recipes for any bartender to wow their friends and guests – all these recipes use matcha powder and prepared green tea.

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Vending Machine Culture and Green Tea Trend in Japan

Vending Machine Culture and Green Tea Trend in Japan

July 23, 2017

Japan loves its vending machines (known as jidōhanbaiki 自動販売機, or jihanki for short 自販機) and its green tea, so it's no wonder the combination of both is a hot trend across the country. The Japan Vending Machine Manufacturers Association notes that there is roughly one vending machine for every 23 people; this means there are more vending machines per capita in Japan than in any other country. Surprisingly, even Buddhist temples have vending machines that sell amulets.

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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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How to Cold Brew Japanese Green Tea - The Expert Advice

How to Cold Brew Japanese Green Tea - The Expert Advice

June 27, 2017

If you’re a tea lover, why not try cold brewing your next pot of Japanese green tea? Cold brewing might sound complicated if you haven’t tried it before, but it’s actually a simple process, and it results in a uniquely sweet, smooth tea. Cold brewing even offers a number of unique health benefits that you won’t get if you brew your tea with hot water. Keep reading to learn about the process of cold brewing Japanese green tea.

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

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

June 12, 2017

Chinese green tea and Japanese green tea both come from the same plant: Camellia Sinensis. However in many ways the similarities stop there. From when and how they're processed to the benefits they serve, Chinese green tea and Japanese green tea differ. Which one is "better" is the subject of this battle, comparing each on 10 ranging criteria.

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Japanese Green Tea - Simply Explained

Japanese Green Tea - Simply Explained

May 20, 2017

Tea is the most popular drink on Earth, next to water. In around 80% of the world, most people prefer black tea to green tea. Yet, in Japan, green tea is the most consumed beverage, and it is a 6.95 trillion yen (7.8 billion dollar) a year industry. Green tea is embedded in the culture and day-to-day life since it was introduced by China in the 7th Century. 

In this article, I will explain green tea, focused on Japanese green tea, how it came to Japan, what exactly is green tea and what are the benefits of drinking green.

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