Posts Tagged ‘authentic Japanese tea’

sencha with camellia

All Teas are from the same plant…

Camellia is blooming now. In Japan, there are two kinds of camellia –sazanka 山茶花 and Tsubaki 椿。They look quite similar, so it’s hard to distinguish. They are both used for flower arrangements 茶花 at the traditional tea ceremony.  Rikyu 利休, who perfected the Japnaese tea ceremony in the 16th century, said the flower arrangements at the ceremonies should look natural, as if they […]

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, […]

Mecha toddy at Bible Club

Mecha Hot Toddy

It’s winter and everybody is drinking hot toddies to get warm, to nurse a cold and…well, just to enjoy the great tasting wintry drink. Jessica Braasch at Bible Club PDX made an awesome hot toddy using Jugetsudo mecha, umami packed green tea. It’s warm, smooth and sweet, and it is also very relaxing. The atmosphere […]

matcha at Portland Japanese Garden

Tea Time at Portland Japanese Garden

Umami Café at the Portland Japanese Garden now serves Jugetsudo tea along with locally made Japanese confections. Frothy matcha is light and yet rich in taste—almost creamy. It tastes even better when it is paired with Japanese sweets like the spring shibori (a traditional Japanese sweet of red and white bean paste). The sweetness of […]

Our shipment is delivered by USPS. Thank you!

Thank a Mailman Day!

Today is Thank a Mailman Day! Our shipments are delivered by USPS. Thank you, Postal Office Workers!

Yuzu sencha at Toiro

Hello, Los Angeles!

Hello, Los Angeles! Jugetsudo teas are now available at Toiro Kitchen and Supply (Iga-Yaki Donabe, Japanese artisanal kitchen tools, tableware and more) in West Hollywood. If you happen to be in the area, visit this great store! Thank you Toiro-san! TOIRO 1257 N La Brea Ave West Hollywood, CA 90038 Phone: 323.380.5052 Shop Hours:Tues – […]

eho maki

Eho-Maki (good fortune sushi roll)

Setsubun, the beginning of spring in Japan was February 3rd this year. On the day of setsubun, Japanese eat eho-maki (thick sushi rolls). Eho is the good fortune direction and it varies every year. This year’s eho is south-southeast. We eat the thick sushi roll which preferably contains seven ingredients, facing eho (this year, south-southeast). […]

setsubun mame

Setsubun

Setsubun (節分), a traditional event marking the beginning of spring, usually falls on February third or fourth, according to the Japanese lunar calendar. Japanese celebrate setsubun in many ways depending on the regions, and the bean throwing is one of the common ones. We throw roasted soy beans around our houses, shouting, “”Oni wa soto! […]

our best-selling mecha, bud tea

Our Best-Selling Mecha

Mecha (芽茶)is green tea powder made of new buds of tea plant. The baby leaves are packed with a natural umami component called theanine. It has a strong, yet rounded flavor. Many sushi restaurants in Tokyo choose to serve this tea to their customers. Our parent company in Japan sells 30 tons of this tea […]

national tin can day

Happy National Tin Can Day!

The tin can was invented in the early 1800’s in Europe. Funny thing is…the can opener wasn’t invented until 1858. For almost half a century, people hacked, chopped and chiseled to open the cans! Jugetsudo’s tin cans are easy to open and there is an inner lid to keep the tea fresh! Sencha in a […]