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matcha cheese cake

Matcha Cheese Cake

Save Print Matcha Cheese Cake   A cafe in Kyoto started serving matcha cheese cake in a masu (wooden sake cup) and it became a huge hit. We tried to recreate it and it tastes good. Plus, it’s not too hard to make. You can use your own cups! Ingredients 3-4 slices thin sliced bread […]

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Natural Immune Booster

Otsuka Seiyaku, one of Japan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, published an article on how to boost immune system on its website. While there are several ways, one of them is to consume green tea components. A study on 200 subjects shows that one group who was given green tea components (378 mg catechin and 210 mg […]

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Green Tea’s Antibacterial Action

Four students of a junior high school in Osaka, Japan did some research on their friends’ water bottles and found that sencha (classic green tea) prevents mold from reproducing! The result of their research was published in a Japanese science magazine. They took samples from the lids of the 43 water bottles from their friends. […]

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Boost the Immune System

There are some foods that help boost immune system according to the article on Healthline. The list includes citrus fruits, red bell peppers, broccoli, yogurt, almonds…and green tea! Green tea has an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that enhances immune function. The article also says green tea is a good source of L-theanine, an amino […]

matcha almond latte

Almond Matcha Latte

Did you know that Martha Hunt, a Victoria’s Secret model, starts her day with a matcha latte? She substitutes almond milk for whole milk for its high energy, proteins, and fiber, and has zero lactose and cholesterol. When mixed with matcha that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, almond matcha latte makes a perfect energizer […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’s Yuzu Sencha is from Kochi prefecture, the No.1 yuzu producer in Japan! Enjoy the zesty green tea to celebrate […]

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 […]