Mecha toddy at Bible Club

Mecha Hot Toddy

It’s winter and everybody is drinking hot toddies to get warm, to nurse a cold and…well, just to enjoy the great tasting wintry drink.
Jessica Braasch at Bible Club PDX made an awesome hot toddy using Jugetsudo mecha, umami packed green tea.
It’s warm, smooth and sweet, and it is also very relaxing.
The atmosphere of Bible Club also helps you to relax. The bar is a recreation of a 1920s-era speakeasy. All the décor is antique from the era. You may feel as if you have traveled back in time. A very fun place to hang out with friends!

Bible Club
6716 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
971 279-2198

Thank you, Jessica!

Mecha Hot Toddy
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 oz Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky. (or any mild, unpeated blended scotch)
  • .5 oz Vanilla honey*
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 mecha tea bag.
  • 4 oz hot water
Instructions
  1. Steep mecha in the hot water for 2 minutes.
  2. While brewing the tea, warm your mug or glass with hot water.
  3. When the mug is warm, damp the water and pour the liquir, vanilla honey, lemonjuice and the tea.
  4. Stir and garnish with a thin slice of lemon.
  5. *Vanilla Honey Recipe
  6. Combine ¼ cup clover honey and ¼ cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the honey melts into the water. Allow to cool and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir until blended thoroughly. Keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.
matcha at Portland Japanese Garden

Tea Time at Portland Japanese Garden

Umami Café at the Portland Japanese Garden now serves Jugetsudo tea along with locally made Japanese confections.
Frothy matcha is light and yet rich in taste—almost creamy. It tastes even better when it is paired with Japanese sweets like the spring shibori (a traditional Japanese sweet of red and white bean paste). The sweetness of the confection and the intense and rich flavor of matcha go together very well.
Genmaicha comes with a manju. Genmaicha is green tea with roasted brown rice. It has a unique earthy flavor and it goes well with the sweetness of red bean paste, the inside of the manju. Don’t forget to admire the intricate pattern on the manju before you eat it!
There was a sign of spring in the garden. Why don’t you visit the Portland Japanese Garden, the most authentic Japanese garden outside Japan, to experience the early spring?

Portland Japanese Garden
Umami Café

 

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Thank you, Postal Office Workers!

Yuzu sencha at Toiro

Hello, Los Angeles!

Hello, Los Angeles!
Jugetsudo teas are now available at Toiro Kitchen and Supply (Iga-Yaki Donabe, Japanese artisanal kitchen tools, tableware and more) in West Hollywood. If you happen to be in the area, visit this great store!
Thank you Toiro-san!

TOIRO
1257 N La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038
Phone: 323.380.5052
Shop Hours:Tues – Sun 11am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays
Toiro

eho maki

Eho-Maki (good fortune sushi roll)

Setsubun, the beginning of spring in Japan was February 3rd this year.
On the day of setsubun, Japanese eat eho-maki (thick sushi rolls).
Eho is the good fortune direction and it varies every year. This year’s eho is south-southeast.
We eat the thick sushi roll which preferably contains seven ingredients, facing eho (this year, south-southeast).
The roll should not be sliced. Slicing the rolls means slicing good luck.
And we eat it in complete silence.
It is said that if you talked while eating the roll, your good luck would fly away.
You should remain silent, thinking about your wish.
Happy setsubun!

setsubun mame

Setsubun

Setsubun (節分), a traditional event marking the beginning of spring, usually falls on February third or fourth, according to the Japanese lunar calendar.
Japanese celebrate setsubun in many ways depending on the regions, and the bean throwing is one of the common ones.
We throw roasted soy beans around our houses, shouting, “”Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (“Devils out, Luck in!”)
Sometimes, someone in the family (usually the father) wears a devil’s mask and the rest of the family members throw the beans to “the devil” to scare him away.
And we eat the number of beans, which corresponds to our age for good luck and health.
To make roasted soybeans, soak the beans in boiling hot water for three hours. Drain for one hour and roast them in a pan with low heat for half an hour. You can roast the drained beans in the oven of 320 F for forty minutes.
With the roasted beans, hojicha, roasted green tea would be a perfect match.
Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!

Hojicha in a Tin
Hojicha teabags

our best-selling mecha, bud tea

Our Best-Selling Mecha

Mecha (芽茶)is green tea powder made of new buds of tea plant. The baby leaves are packed with a natural umami component called theanine.
It has a strong, yet rounded flavor.
Many sushi restaurants in Tokyo choose to serve this tea to their customers.
Our parent company in Japan sells 30 tons of this tea a year.
Try our best-selling mecha for yourself!
Organic Mecha Teabags

New Year's Resolution #5

New Year’s Resolution #5

Let’s say NO to plastic and paper. Let’s say YES to ceramic cups and mugs!
Teas taste way better and it’s friendlier to environment!
Happy 2018!

national tin can day

Happy National Tin Can Day!

The tin can was invented in the early 1800’s in Europe.
Funny thing is…the can opener wasn’t invented until 1858. For almost half a century, people hacked, chopped and chiseled to open the cans!
Jugetsudo’s tin cans are easy to open and there is an inner lid to keep the tea fresh!
Sencha in a Tin
Genmaicha in a Tin
Hojicha in a Tin

new year's resolution#4

New Year’s Resolution #4

New Year’s Resolution #4: Look for quality rather than quantity. The price of a good product most likely reflects its quality. Treat yourself with high grade tea!

Happy 2018!