Posts Tagged ‘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 […]

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 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: […]

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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 […]

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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

Kabuki-za Tea Shop designed by Kengo Kuma

Next, Tokyo!

The 2018 Winter Olympics are now over, and the next is 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo! The main stadium of the Tokyo Olympics is designed by world-renowned architect, Kengo Kuma. In an interview, he said the old stadium from the previous Tokyo Olympics in 1964 was his inspiration to become an architect. As a young […]

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 […]