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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

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 […]

lemon sencha

Honey Lemon Sencha

Cold brew sencha with honey lemon is a perfect summer drink! It is tasty and refreshing! To make honey lemon, thinly slice a lemon and put the slices in an air-tight container with 1-2 table spoons of honey. Store in refrigerator for up to three weeks. Just put the honey lemon slice in cold brew […]

matcha cake with raisins

Matcha Cake with Raisins

Save Print Matcha Cake with Raisins   Raisins add extra sweetness to this flavorful cake. Pair it with classic green tea, sencha! Ingredients 1 oz (30g) butter 2 eggs 3.5 oz (100g) sugar 2 tablespoons heavy cream 4.5 oz (120g) flour 2 tablespoons matcha ½ teaspoon baking soda 3.5 oz (100g) raisins Instructions Heat the […]

green tea's health benefit

Green Tea’s Health Benefit

Amid the global health crisis due to COVID-19, the world is desperate to find ways to slow the spread of the virus and find effective treatments. According to Live Science, more than 200 clinical trials of COVID-19 treatments or vaccines are either ongoing or recruiting patients. The drugs being tested include repurposed flu treatments, failed […]

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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 […]

sencha with birds

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. […]

immune booster

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 […]

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’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 […]