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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 […]

sencha with birds

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 […]

cold brew organic sencha classic green tea

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

sencha asa 1

Morning Tea Brings You Fortune…

We are often asked why Jugetsudo’s sencha has the word “asa” on its packaging. “Asa” means morning in Japanese, and it is believed in Japan that a cup of green tea in the morning brings you good fortune. There is even a saying that goes, “Go back home to have morning tea despite the seventeen […]