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hojicha latte is a perfect comfort drink

Simple Recipe for Hojicha Latte

A big cup of milky hojicha latte tastes amazing on a rainy winter day! Hojicha is roasted green tea and is very popular in Japan, and increasingly so in the U.S. This green tea has a roasty, nutty flavor with a hint of chocolate. It also has an aroma of caramel. Hojicha has less caffeine […]

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Happy New Year!

Hanabira-mochi is a special confection for the new year in Japan. We celebrate the arrival of new spring with this petal (hanabira) shaped mochi filled with sweet bean paste. The stick between the mochi is sweetened gobo (burdock root), which is a symbol for good fortune. It adds a nice crunchy texture to this soft […]

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Matcha Checkerboard Cookies

Save Print Matcha Checkerboard Cookies   It takes a bit of time and effort, but making matcha checkerboard cookies is entertaining and rewarding! They are cute and delicious and very fun to make! Ingredients 200g (7oz) butter, room temperature 125g (4.5oz) powdered sugar 1 egg yolk 170g (6 oz) flour for plain, shifted 155g (5⅓oz) […]

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Sakura Sencha Giveaway!

\ GIVEAWAY! / Enter today for a chance to win Jugetsudo Organic Sakura Sencha! Two lucky winners will receive our naturally flavored Sakura Sencha (green tea with cherry blossom petals, 40g)! If you didn’t win, sorry!!—but we have small gifts for you, too! The first one hundred of those who entered (and didn’t win) will […]

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Chicago Tribune Gift Guide 2020

Jugetsudo Matcha Starter Kit was featured in Chicago Tribune Gift Guide 2020! Surprise your matcha loving friend with this perfect gift! Chicago Tribune Holiday Gift Guide 2020

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Matcha Shiratama Dango

Save Print Shiratama Dango   Shiratama Dango is a type of mochi made with sweet rice flour. Find shiratama-ko (shiratama flour or sweet rice frour) at your nearby Asian grocery store. We put some red bean paste and kinako (roasted soy bean flour) on top, but you can put some maple syrup, matcha and a […]

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Hojicha Swiss Roll

Save Print   Grind loose leaf hojicha in a cleaned electric coffee grinder to make hojicha powder (make sure the grinder is unplugged when you clean it). Hojicha Swiss roll is sweet, roasty and fluffy! Ingredients 4 eggs (room temperature) 90g (3 oz) sugar 50g (1.8 oz) – 1 tablespoon Softasilk flour 1 tablespoon hojicha […]

cold brewed sakura sencha

Cold Brewed Sakura Sencha!

Cold brewed Sakura Sencha is another delicious summer treat. It is crisp and naturally sweet! Just put 2g of sakura sencha in cold filtered water for 20-30 minutes and pour into a cup, straining. Very refreshing! Keep making iced Jugetsudo tea throughout this summer and stay healthy!

yuzu plant has dangerous thorns

Yuzu plant has dangerous thorns…

The yuzu plant has big, dangerous thorns. You would not want to step on these spiky twigs—the big thorns would easily pierce through your sneakers’ soles! Even experienced yuzu farmers get scratches on their faces when they harvest the fruits. In contrast to its dangerous thorns, the yuzu citrus is nice and fruity. Let’s sip […]

Umeboshi Sencha is refreshing

Umeboshi Sencha

Umeboshi, or sour salted plums, are a staple in Japanese cuisine. The salty plum tastes great with plain rice, especially in an onigiri (rice ball)! Japanese regularly make umeboshi tea by simply putting a umeboshi into green tea. Any green tea is fine, but sencha works best because of its simple taste. Just put the […]