cold brew sencha

Cold Brew Sencha

Cold brew sencha is easy to make.
Put 1 teaspoon of sencha loose leaf tea in 1 cup of cold water. Steep for half an hour.
It’s refreshing and mellow.
Make it in a big jar and keep it in the refrigerator.
Enjoy cold brew sencha all through the summer!



Mecha at Nimblefish!

Jugetsudo mecha is now served at Nimblefish, an authentic sushi restaurant in SE Portland, OR.
Many high end sushi chefs in Japan choose mecha to serve at their restaurants.
It’s intense and yet rounded with tons of umami—perfect accompaniment to fresh fish!

1524 SE 20th Ave.
Portland, OR, 97214

Jugetsudo Mecha

milk hojicha pudding

Milk Hojicha Pudding

Milk hojicha or hojicha latte is milky and smoky. It tastes almost like milk tea, only a bit lighter.
This milk hojicha pudding can be a light dessert after Japanese themed dinner.
You can use soy milk instead of regular milk.

Milk Hojicha Pudding
  • ・2 packets (7g x 2) gelatin
  • ・4 Tablespoons water
  • ・4 Tablespoons hojicha
  • ・2 cups milk
  • ・6 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ・1 cup heavy cream
  1. ) Dissolve the gelatine in the water and set it aside.
  2. ) In a small pan, combine the milk and hojicha and cook over medium heat.
  3. ) Right before boiling, remove from heat and dissolve the brown sugar. Add the heavy cream.
  4. ) Dissolve the gelatin and mix well.
  5. ) Strain the milk hojicha through a tea strainer and pour the mixture into cups or glasses and chill them for 4 hours.
  6. ) *Decorate with whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate (both extra) and serve.


mecha and lilac

Mecha is in season!

Lilac is in season and so is iced mecha. This tea contains green tea powder made of new leaf buds, which are packed with a natural umami component called theanine. It has a deep green color and a strong, yet rounded flavor. This tea is our number one seller!

How to cold brew Jugetsudo mecha:
Put 5 mecha teabags in 1 quart of cold water and set aside for 30 minutes.
Take the teabags out, squeezing them gently. Stir before serving.

Jugetsudo Mecha

jugetsudo green teas

Northwest Food Show!

Jugetsudo is going to participate in the Northwest Food Show at Portland Expo Center on April 22nd (Sun) and 23rd (Mon) at Portland Expo Center!

Northwest Food Show 2018

Waterfalls at Portland Japanese Garden

It has been an amazing year!

It has been a year since Jugetsudo teas became available at Portland Japanese Garden. The Umami Cafe has been serving our teas with locally sourced sweets!
Read more: Portland Monthly Magazine article


Cherry Blossoms

In Japan, the new school year starts in April. In March, students would know the result of their college entrance exam.
In olden days, when there was no internet nor telephones, there was a service of telegramming the entrance exam result to applicants who lived farther away.
The accepted ones would receive a telegram that says, “サクラサク Sakura saku—cherry blossoms are blooming.”
For those who were not accepted, the message was, “サクラチル Sakura chiru—cherry blossoms are falling.”
Even such telegrams for test results are poetic in Japan!

Sakura Sencha


Sakura Sencha

Cherry blossom is sakura in Japanese. In kanji, it is written as 桜. This is the simplified version of the kanji, and the traditional kanji was櫻. In this original version, the left side 木, is a tree, and the upper right is two 貝, which is sea shell. The right bottom 女 is a woman. The right side means a woman wearing a necklace made of sea shells.

With the tree on the left side, this kanji means a tree that bears fruits that look like the beads on a necklace; cherries! Poetic, isn’t it?

In Japanese, sakura means cherry plant. When talking about the cherry fruit, you would say sakuranbo.

Our sakura sencha is flavored with the petals of cherry blossoms. It has a subtle fruity flavor with a touch of natural sweetness, and now is the perfect time to enjoy it.

Sakura Sencha

tea ceremony

Tea Fest PDX!

News Flash: Jugetsudo is participating in the Tea Fest PDX again on Saturday, July 21 at World Forestry Center! It was fun last year, and this year is going to be even better! Mark your calendar!

Tea Fest PDX 2018

sakura sencha

Perfect Season to Enjoy Sakura Sencha

Japanese love sakura, or cherry blossoms. In early spring, a cherry blossom front (going from south to north as the temperature goes up) makes big news on TV, just like a weather forecast. People look forward to their blooming, cherish them in their peak, and grieve when they are gone.
In the early Heian period, in the ninth century, Ariwara no Narihira, a Japanese poet wrote, ”If there were no cherry blossoms in the world, how peaceful our spring minds would be.” Japanese have been loving cherry blossoms for centuries.
Sakura sencha was created from our love for cherry blossoms. We added cherry blossom petals in our premium green tea. It is fruity and naturally sweet and now is the perfect season to enjoy it.

Sakura Sencha