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yuzu sencha on the winter solstice

The Winter Solstice

December 21st is the winter solstice, a day with the longest night hours of the year. The winter solstice is a day that is observed widely in Japan on the 22nd of December. The solstice, commonly referred to as “To-ji”, is celebrated by taking hot baths with yuzu citruses and eating dishes containing pumpkin. These traditions are believed to have healing effects on the body, cleansing it of toxins and disease.

Have a cup of Jugetsudo’s yuzu sencha for good health on this year’s To-ji!
Yuzu Sencha Tin

2018 holiday bazaar

2018 Holiday Bazaar

<br/ >Jugetsudo is participating in the 2018 Holiday Bazaar at Food Innovation Center on Thursday, December 13th 5:00pm-7:30pm.
You can taste our premium Japanese green teas, such as organic sencha, organic genmaicha and organic hojicha! We are serving yuzu sencha and sakura sencha (green tea with cherry blossome petals), too!
Come to find unique holiday gifts!
Food Innovation Center

1207 NW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97209
2018 Holiday Bazaar

tea time with hojicha latte

Tea Time with Hojicha Latte

Treat yourself to a nice cup of warm hojicha latte. It’s smoky and milky. Whole milk is our choice here since hojicha is light compared to black tea, but you can use your favorite–almond milk, soy milk…
Simple finger sandwiches are fun to make. For both egg salad and tuna salad, chopped onion is essential for the crunch and the kick. If you don’t like raw onion, you can skip it or substitute it with chopped celery (increase the amount of chopped celery for the tuna salad).

Another key is Japanese mayonnaise. It’s a little bit more sour compared to American ones. For the tuna salad, some ketchup is added for sweetness.

Invite your friends for a casual afternoon tea!

 

Hojicha Latte (2 servings):

  • 2cups whole milk
  • 3-4 tea spoons loose leaf hojicha (or 2 teabags)
  • sugar to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small pan, pour milk and put the hojicha leaves
  2. Heat the milk over medium heat, covered. Just before a boil, turn down the heat to low and let it simmer gently for 4-5 minutes
  3. Add sugar to taste and remove from heat. Strain into cups

Egg Salad Sandwiches (2 servings):

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Table spoon chopped onions
  • 1 Table spoon nonpareil capers, drained
  • 2 Table spoons mayonnaise (preferably Japanese mayonnaise)
  • 1 tea spoon finely chopped parsley
  • 4 thin slices of bread

Directions:

  1. Gently put eggs in a small pan. Pour water to cover the eggs and put the pan over medium heat, covered.
  2. When the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat and let it sit for 7 minutes.
  3. Peal the eggs. Remove all the shell.
  4. In a small bowl, put the boiled eggs and with the back of a fork, smash the eggs into small pieces.
  5. Add onions and capers to the eggs. Add mayonnaise and parsley and mix.
  6. Put half of the egg mix onto a bread and put another bread on top. Do the same with another set of the bread.
  7. Stack the sandwiches and cut off the crust. Cut the sandwiches in four.

Tuna Sandwiches (2 servings)

  • 1 can of tuna in oil, 5 oz, drained
  •  1 Tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon mayonnaise (preferably Japanese mayonnaise)
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 4 thin slices of bread

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Put half of the tuna mix onto a bread and put another bread on top. Do the same with another set of the bread.
  3. Stack the sandwiches and cut off the crust. Cut the sandwiches in four.

 

Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art at PAM

Tea Tasting at Portland Art Museum

We are going to have another tasting event on Saturday, November 17th, 11am-3pm at Portland Art Museum.
That day happens to be Miller Family Free Day! Yes, free admission!
There will be calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances and more!
You can taste our organic green tea: sencha (classic green tea), genmaicha (green tea with roasted brown rice), hojicha (roasted green tea). You can also sample special flavored teas–yuzu sencha (green tea with yuzu citrus zest) and sakura sencha (green tea with cherry blossom petals).
Mark your calendar!


11/17(Sat) 11am-3pm
Portland Art Museum
(Museum Hour: 10am-5pm)
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205


Portland Art Museum

matcha 101

Matcha 101

Matcha is known for the Japanese traditional tea ceremony that strictly follows rules and rituals.
You can enjoy matcha more casually, but there are certain things you shouldn’t skip.
Here are the essential steps to a casual and yet nice bowl of matcha:

1) Preheat the bowl. Pour some hot water to the bowl, discard the water, and wipe the bowl.

2) Sift 1 teaspoon (1 1/2 chashaku, or 3g) of matcha into the bowl.

3) Pour 2oz (60 cc) hot water. Whisk vigorously with chasen (bamboo whisk) until the tea is frothy.

4) Enjoy your matcha straight from the bowl!

-Do not skip sifting! Matcha tends to clump together and sifting is the key to avoid lumps in your matcha. Wiping the bowl dry is also an important step to avoid lumps.
-If you don’t have a bamboo whisk, you can use a small milk frother.
-Have some sweets with matcha. Sweets and matcha compliment each other. When paired with small confections, matcha will taste better. Here, white chocolate chips are served.

Ceremonial Matcha Fuji no Haru

Portland Art Museum

Jugetsudo Teas at Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum (PAM) is now exhibiting Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art through January.
Cool ink paintings and calligraphy from 16th-18th century are on view.
Jugetsudo teas are now available at PAM cafe and gift shop.
We are offering tea tastings on the following weekends:
10/20 (Sat) 11am-3pm
10/26 (Fri) 5-8pm
11/17(Sat) 11am-3pm
1/12 (Sat) 11am-3pm
Hope you can join us at PAM!
Portland Art Museum

matcha stick

Matcha Giveaway!

You will get 5 sticks of Jugetsudo Organic Matcha Nature 1g for orders over $50!
Dissolve one stick of Matcha Nature (unsweetened) in 1/2 cup of water (hot/cold) to make a nice matcha drink!
The offer ends on 9/30/2018.
You can enjoy free shipping as well (for orders over $50)!
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matcha latte fall

Matcha Latte Season

As summer is coming to a close, Portland’s temperature drops to the point that we start craving a warm matcha latte.
Curl up with Jugetsudo’s organic matcha latte to welcome fall!
Check out our mini chasen (bamboo matcha whisk)!


Organic Matcha Nature (unsweetened)
Organic Matcha Doux (sweetened)
Mini Chasen

northwest tea festival 2018

Northwest Tea Festival in Seattle!

Jugetsudo USA is participating in the Northwest Tea Festival in Seattle again!
It was fun last year and this year will be even more fun!
Come and visit us to taste various organic Japanese green teas!
This year, we are going to offer yuzu sencha and sakura sencha for tasting.
We are looking forward to meeting with all the tea lovers in Seattle!

9/29(Sat) 10am-6pm
9/30(Sun) 10am-4pm
Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center
301 Mercer St, Seattle WA 98109

Northwest Tea Festival 2018

mini chasen

Introducing Mini Chasen!

New Jugetsudo original mini chasen (matcha tea whisk)!
This six inch long bamboo whisk is stylish and casual.
It is coming to the US in about a week!
$26.99.
Email us at info@jugetsudousa.com to reserve one for yourself!