Posts Tagged ‘tea’

lemon sencha

Honey Lemon Sencha

Cold brew sencha with honey lemon is a perfect summer drink! It is tasty and refreshing! To make honey lemon, thinly slice a lemon and put the slices in an air-tight container with 1-2 table spoons of honey. Store in refrigerator for up to three weeks. Just put the honey lemon slice in cold brew […]

hojicha mochi with tapioca flour

Hojicha Mochi with Tapioca Flour

Save Print Hojicha Mochi with Tapioca Flour   Hojicha mochi has an earthy flavor and jelly-like texture. You can substitute kinako (roasted soybean flour) with almond flour. Place one to two tablespoons of almond flour on a small sheet of aluminum foil and toast for one minute in a toaster oven. It burns easily, so […]

matcha souffle cheese cake

Matcha Soufflé Cheese Cake

Save Print Matcha Soufflé Cheese Cake   Matcha Soufflé Cheese Cake is light and fluffy! It melts in your mouth…so delicious! This recipe is for 6″ cake pan. Ingredients 1 package (226g=8oz) cream cheese 20g (3/4 oz) unsalted butter 50cc milk 3 egg yolks 35g (1¼ oz) flour 1 tablespoon matcha powder 55g (2 oz) […]

organic sencha and camellia

Thank you, Tea Flowers!

Camellias are now in bloom in Portland, Oregon! Did you know that the tea tree is in the same family with camellia, called Camellia Sinensis? Just like regular camellia, tea trees also have flowers. It is said that tea tree flowers are a bit blander than camellia, and they bloom around October in Japan. You […]

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 […]

jugetsudo ginza kabukiza

When in Tokyo…

Here is the video of our cool mother ship in Tokyo! When you have a chance to visit Tokyo, never miss this place and try the tea ceremony experience! And LIVE JAPAN PERFECT GUIDE is a great website to know about Japan’s sightseeing spots, activities, food and shops, etc. Check it out when you are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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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 […]