Posts Tagged ‘sushi’

Umeboshi Sencha

Umeboshi Sencha

Umeboshi, or sour salted plums, are a staple in Japanese cuisine. The salty plum tastes great with plain rice, especially in an onigiri (rice ball)! Japanese regularly make umeboshi tea by simply putting a umeboshi into green tea. Any green tea is fine, but sencha works best because of its simple taste. Just put the […]

international sushi day

International Sushi Day!

June 18th is International Sushi Day! Japanese sushi restaurants usually serve hot mecha to go with the sushi. Next time you are at a sushi restaurant, check out what kind of tea they are serving! Jugetsudo mecha is served at Nimblefish, which is located in Southeast Portland. Check out @nimblefishpdx and their amazing sushi! Nimblefish

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). […]

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 […]