Category Archives: Green & Herbal Tea

Japanese Green and Herbal Teas

Japanese traditional green and herbal teas

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  • How to brew popular Japanese green teas such as sencha, matcha, hojicha and genmaicha
  • Tips on how to choose green teas, aromas, flavor and caffeine content
  • Guides on benefits of
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Iced Shiso Juice on a Hot Summer Day

iced-shiso-juiceQuench your thirst with a zesty cup of iced shiso juice. The vibrant color and the invigorating taste is bound to liven-up any occasion.

This recipe is for making 3.5 cups of concentrate, yielding 48 cups of iced shiso juice.… Read the rest

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Tea and the Moment

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Nothing complicated. Just a cup of tea, with some serenity!There is more to drinking green tea than enjoying its taste and aroma, or taking in its health benefits.

In Japanese, “Kissako” is an invitation call to take a relaxing, quiet moment out, sip some tea and reflect … Read the rest

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How to Make Organic Hojicha Latte at Home

Ready In: 10 Minutes
Recipe Makes: 2 cups (240 ml or 8 oz each)

Hojicha is a highly flavorful, umami-rich roasted green tea. Stop by any Starbucks in Japan, and you will see “Hojicha Latte” on the menu.… Read the rest

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

View of the Japanese garden in Kyoto from the room

A while back, I had the honor of being invited to a private Japanese tea ceremony (Chado) in Kyoto.

It was a crisp, November morning and  Kyoto was adorned with glorious palette of vibrant autumn colors.

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