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5 Simple Uses of Japanese Green Tea

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5 Simple 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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Matcha Lattes! With a Ginger Matcha Latte Recipe

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Matcha Lattes! With a Ginger Matcha Latte Recipe

Matcha latte? Iced Matcha? Matcha shot? Plain-old brewed matcha?

 

Matcha, like coffee, has pretty much endless options when it comes to preparation.

 

We’re all for the traditional stuff, but who doesn’t enjoy a good matcha latte? 

 

The following recipe is for a Ginger Matcha Latte. Smooth, umami-rich, and with a little healthy spice to it. (Read more)

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Shincha. Japan's First Tea Harvest of the Year.

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Shincha. Japan's First Tea Harvest of the Year.

Japan doesn't leave much time to relax. As soon as the breathtaking cherry blossom season is over, comes the start of a new time of year — Shincha season. 


For many Japanese tea lovers out there May is basically a holy month!


Tea connoisseurs flock to the markets to secure for themselves some of the year’s limited supply of first flush... (Read more)

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The Green Tea Journey

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The Green Tea Journey
The use of tea leaves first started in southwest China more than 3,000 years ago and was originally used by people for chewing or eating.  Over time, the use of tea leaves  expanded as people began to use them in cooking and to flavor their water. (Read more)

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How to Whisk Matcha in Traditional Fashion

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How to Whisk Matcha in Traditional Fashion
Globally, the popularity of Matcha has seen constant growth to the point where it is now considered a formal ingredient. It takes beverage form, dessert form, and all forms in between with a variety of temperatures, techniques, and tastes. But here, we'll focus on the most traditional way of preparing matcha, in it's most traditional form: served as a cup of hot tea. (Read More).

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