anko crumpet

Anko Crumpets

Today’s oyatsu (snack) is an anko crumpet!
A crumpet is a small griddle cake originated in England. The outside is crispy and crunchy and the inside is soft and chewy. The flat top has pores–perfect for butter to permeate.
Scrumptious Crumpet in southeast Portland makes great crumpets!
We put butter (lots of), anko (redbean paste), whipped cream and sprinkled some matcha on top.
It was very, very good.

Scrumptious Crumpets

matcha smoothie in a mason jar

Mason Jar Matcha Smoothie

Did you know that a mason jar fits most blenders?
You can make matcha smoothie super-easily without cleaning the big blender container!

Mason Jar Matcha Smoothie
Serves: 12 oz mason jar
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk (or soy milk, almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp matcha nature (unsweetened)
  • ice cubes to lightly fill the jar
  1. ) Put all the ingredients in the mason jar.
  2. ) Attach the blade base of the blender directly onto the mason jar. Make sure it's tightly attached.
  3. ) Secure the jar to the blender and blend.
Organic Matcha–unsweetened

cold brew organic sencha classic green tea

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, bud tea

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, bud tea

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 premium green tea all products

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