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The Difference Between Matcha and Sencha Green Tea

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The Difference Between Matcha and Sencha Green Tea

We see these questions pop up a lot: What is the difference between sencha and matcha? And, if matcha is powdered green tea can I just grind up some sencha at home? We will try to clarify some of these concepts! (Read more)

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History of Senchado — The Way of Sencha

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History of Senchado — The Way of Sencha

We all know of Chado (the way of tea) or Chanoyu, which refers to the traditional Japanese matcha tea ceremony. But how many of us know that Senchado (the way of sencha) was a thing as much as Chado at a time? Although now sencha is drunk in much more casual settings, most commonly in the comforts of one’s home or perhaps at a sushi restaurant, it started off as a more or less a ceremony quite similar to gong fu cha. (Read more)

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The Connection Between Japanese Food And Tea

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The Connection Between Japanese Food And Tea

Teas have been used in food for centuries and in such a wide variety of ways! Just think about some of the most famous ones: matcha in your cake, Earl Grey in your cookies, tea-pickled eggs, and so much more. The aromatic qualities of tea have made it a pleasant addition to many foods around the world.

Japan is not an exception. In fact, green tea (especially matcha) has been used in Japanese cuisine from desserts to dinners and everything in between. (Read more)

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Japanese Green Tea Face Mask Using Sencha Chagra

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Japanese Green Tea Face Mask Using Sencha Chagra

Do you ever find yourself with extra sencha tea leaves after you’re done brewing and enjoying the lovely emerald green liquid?

Our guess is yes, unless you eat them… which is quite delicious by the way! But we will go into that another time.

Today we will share a recipe that hopefully many of you will be fond of and we will share how to use green tea for the face. (Read more)

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The Many Uses of Japanese Green Tea

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The Many Uses of Japanese Green Tea

Sometimes it is hard to look at green tea without considering its medicinal properties. In fact, Japanese green tea has many uses not all of us are aware of. After all, when tea was reaching its popularity in China and soon after brought to Japan, it wasn’t just seen as an enjoyable beverage but as a valuable medicine.  (Read more)

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