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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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How to Make Cold Brew Tea

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How to Make Cold Brew Tea

We’ve been getting this question a lot: what is the standard recipe for making cold brew tea?

So here it is. (Read more)

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How to Properly Store Japanese Green Teas

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How to Properly Store Japanese Green Teas

Although there is a general criterion for storing loose leaf teas (in a tightly sealed container, away from moisture, out of the sun, away from smells), each specific tea type has conditions that work better for its longevity.

For example, when we store Japanese teas, we can take a few extra steps to ensure their utmost freshness. (Read more)

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What is Koicha and How do We Prepare It

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What is Koicha and How do We Prepare It

When sipping koicha, it will slowly but surely proceed to greet you. Meeting you with a brief moment of intense umami and a long-lingering sweetness. Similarly to gongfucha when we intake a concentrate of all the tea’s best qualities all through one tiny cup of brew. (Read more)

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What to do With Used Tea Leaves: Chagra and the Concept of Mottainai

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What to do With Used Tea Leaves: Chagra and the Concept of Mottainai

Once the rich favorable flavor of your tea begins to fade we immediately think it is time to toss it as it is of no use to us any longer. Yet there are actually plenty of uses for used tea leaves!

The truth is even though the tea leaves no longer have flavor, they still have nutrients. These nutrients can still serve their purpose in many ways. (Read more)

 

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