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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 […]

happy national hot tea day

Happy National Hot Tea Day!

January 12th is National Hot Tea Day. Let’s celebrate with a nice cup of hot green tea. Cheers!

Let's celebrate new year with Jugetsudo matcha!

Happy New Year!

May 2018 be a good year for you all!

matcha bowl

Matcha Bowls

Matcha bowls, or chawan, are beautifully decorated bowls that are used to make matcha. Four seasons play a big role in Japanese culture and matcha bowls are no exception. In summer, you should choose a chawan that looks cool and in winter, a warm looking one. If the bowl has a flower pattern on it, […]

shiwasu december

Shiwasu 師走

In Japanese, each month has an ancient name and December is called “shiwasu=師走.” The first letter 師 means “monk, teacher and master” and the second letter 走 means “to run.” In ancient Japan, the monks and teachers were highly ranked and admired by regular people. Usually, they would be wise, calm and serene. But toward […]