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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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How to Brew Sencha

Sencha, Japanese classic green tea, is a simple yet delicate tea. If infused with boiling hot water, the tea leaves will burn and turn the tea slightly bitter. To avoid this, simply pour the hot water into a cup, then infuse with the tea so that the temperature of the water cools a bit to […]

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Time for Cold Brew Tea

Cold brew tea is easy to make and tastes amazing! Hot water tends to bring out the tannic, bitter flavor in tea, but with cold water, the tea will be mellow; smooth and with lots of delicate umami! To make cold brew tea, put one teaspoon of loose leaf tea (or one teabag) in one […]

Zen a Tokyo

Zen a Tokyo is Back!

Jugetsudo green tea assortment, Zen a Tokyo is back on our selection by popular demand! This three tea assortment includes: Loose Leaf Mecha (bud tea) Loose Leaf Sakura Sencha (green tea with cherry blossom petals) Loose Leaf Yuzu Sencha (green tea with yuzu citrus) Perfect for a gift Zen a Tokyo