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matcha latte at moonstruck chocolate cafe

Matcha Latte at Moonstruck!

Jugetsudo Matcha is now available at Moonstruck Chocolate Cafes! Available in plain or with lychee flavoring. Jugetsudo’s matcha is incorporated in this ingenious and delicious recipe. Stop by for a taste! Downtown — 6th & Alder Café Beaverton — Town Square Café St. John’s — Chocolate Factory & Store Northwest — NW 23rd Ave Café […]

matcha biscotti

Healthy Matcha Biscotti

Save Print Healthy Matcha Biscotti   This easy to make biscotti is healthy because of the matcha, green tea powder that is rich in vitamins and antioxidant. And the okara makes it even healthier. Okara is soybean meal, a byproduct of the making of tofu. Okara is basically dregs from making soy milk. It is […]

genmaicha with camelia

Genmaicha–why rice in tea?

Genmaicha is green tea with roasted brown rice. It has a unique, nutty flavor–almost like popcorn. It is very comforting and getting popular among tea lovers these days. But why rice in tea?! Who put rice in tea first? There are several stories, one of which is that a tea merchant in Kyoto put pieces […]

hojicha latte

Hojicha Latte Recipe

Hojicha latte is creamy and roasty. Brown sugar adds a deep flavor! Hojicha Latte (2 servings): 2 cups whole milk 3-4 tea spoons loose leaf hojicha (or 2 teabags) brown sugar to taste Directions: In a small pan, pour milk and put the hojicha leaves Heat the milk over medium heat, covered. Just before a […]

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Morning Tea Brings You Fortune…

We are often asked why Jugetsudo’s sencha has the word “asa” on its packaging. “Asa” means morning in Japanese, and it is believed in Japan that a cup of green tea in the morning brings you good fortune. There is even a saying that goes, “Go back home to have morning tea despite the seventeen […]

sencha with camellia

All Teas are from the same plant…

Camellia is blooming now. In Japan, there are two kinds of camellia –sazanka 山茶花 and Tsubaki 椿。They look quite similar, so it’s hard to distinguish. They are both used for flower arrangements 茶花 at the traditional tea ceremony.  Rikyu 利休, who perfected the Japnaese tea ceremony in the 16th century, said the flower arrangements at the ceremonies should look natural, as if they […]

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When in Tokyo…

Here is the video of our cool mother ship in Tokyo! When you have a chance to visit Tokyo, never miss this place and try the tea ceremony experience! And LIVE JAPAN PERFECT GUIDE is a great website to know about Japan’s sightseeing spots, activities, food and shops, etc. Check it out when you are […]

matcha latte

Matcha Latte

Wake up with a cup of warm matcha latte on a chilly morning. Jugetsudo’s matcha doux is sweetened with organic sugar so it’s super easy to use! One of our customers once said that the caffeine in coffee only keeps her energy level up for a bit, but then has less energy after drinking it. […]

health benefits of matcha

Health Benefits of Matcha

Ever wondered about health benefits of matcha? We found a good article at Dr. Oz’s website. It’s a very good reading. When you make a bowl of matcha, we’d recommend dissolve 1 teaspoon (not tablespoon) of matcha in 2 oz hot water. Don’t forget to sift matcha powder to avoid lumps! DR. Oz: Does Matcha […]

yuzu sencha on the winter solstice

The Winter Solstice

December 21st is the winter solstice, a day with the longest night hours of the year. The winter solstice is a day that is observed widely in Japan on the 22nd of December. The solstice, commonly referred to as “To-ji”, is celebrated by taking hot baths with yuzu citruses and eating dishes containing pumpkin. These […]