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Ginger Tea

When you have the shivers and think you’ve caught a cold, have some ginger tea. It is said that ginger contains components that open blood vessels and improve blood flow, so ginger can help warm you up! Put 7-8 thin slices of fresh ginger and 1 cup of water into a small saucepan. Bring the […]

organic sencha and camellia

Thank you, Tea Flowers!

Camellias are now in bloom in Portland, Oregon! Did you know that the tea tree is in the same family with camellia, called Camellia Sinensis? Just like regular camellia, tea trees also have flowers. It is said that tea tree flowers are a bit blander than camellia, and they bloom around October in Japan. You […]

matcha and yuzu

Yuzu Matcha

A slice of yuzu peel adds a nice refreshing aroma to a shot of matcha, just like an espresso with lemon peel. You can find yuzu at your local Asian market at this time of year, or a Meyer lemon can be a nice substitute. Add a bit of sweetness to bring out the umami […]

yuzu sencha with yuzu

Yuzu is in season, so is Yuzu Sencha!

We happen to have a yuzu tree in our yard and now is the harvest time! Yuzu tree has big, sharp thorns, so we have to be very careful when picking the fruits. Yuzu in Jugetsudo‚Äôs Yuzu Sencha is from Kochi prefecture, the No.1 yuzu producer in Japan! Enjoy the zesty green tea to celebrate […]

matcha milk pudding

Easy Matcha Milk Pudding

Save Print Easy Matcha Milk Pudding   Matcha Milk Pudding is easy to make, and tastes amazing! Sifting matcha is an important step that you don’t want to skip, otherwise you have clumps in the milk. Also, straining the matcha milk is important to make the pudding smooth. The red bean paste is optional. We […]

Roast your own hojicha

Roast Your Own Hojicha

If you have expired sencha in your pantry and are wondering what to do…just roast it! Put the old sencha in a clean pan (no oil!) and roast it over moderately high heat. Constantly move the tea with a wooden spoon and shake the pan in order not to burn the tea. When the smaller […]

sencha with birds

How to Brew Sencha

Sencha, Japanese classic green tea, is a simple yet delicate tea. If infused with boiling hot water, the tea leaves will burn and turn the tea slightly bitter. To avoid this, simply pour the hot water into a cup, then infuse with the tea so that the temperature of the water cools a bit to […]

momo sencha cold brew

Cold Brew Momo (Peach) Sencha

To cold brew momo sencha, pour 1 cup (250cc) cold water to 2 gram momo sencha and wait 20 minutes. The smooth, refreshing taste of the sencha compliments the sweet undertone of peaches along with a tiny hint of mint. Take some time to sit down with a cup of Jugetsudo momo senchato celebrate summer! […]

Tea Fest PDX 2019 is July 20th

Tea Fest PDX is July 20th!

We are looking forward to meeting with all the tea lovers again! We will sample all the flavored teas: Yuzu Sencha, Sakura Sencha (cherry blossom) and Momo Sencha (peach). Come to our booth #30 and say hi!   Tea Fest PDX July 20th, 9:30 am-6:00 pm World Forestry Center 4033 SW Canyon Rd Portland, OR […]

cold brew organic sencha classic green tea

Time for Cold Brew Tea

Cold brew tea is easy to make and tastes amazing! Hot water tends to bring out the tannic, bitter flavor in tea, but with cold water, the tea will be mellow; smooth and with lots of delicate umami! To make cold brew tea, put one teaspoon of loose leaf tea (or one teabag) in one […]