Japanese Green and Herbal Teas

Japanese traditional green and herbal teas

Below are links to various posts on our site on

  • 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 Japanese herbal teas such as loquat leaves tea (biwa cha) and artemisia princeps (yomogi cha)
  • Other tips such as why you should use good water and a non-reactive kettle
  • and more

Japanese Green Tea Selection Guide

Comprehensive post on flavors, caffeine content and how-to-brew tips for popular teas such as Sencha, Hojicha, Genmaicha and more.Comprehensive post on flavor, aroma, caffeine content and how-to-brew tips for popular Japanese teas such as Sencha, Hojicha and Genmaicha… Go to post →


Health Benefits of Green Tea

the way green teas are produced makes them have superior health benefits compared to other types of teasThe unfermented way green teas are produced compared to other teas helps preserve tea’s remarkable health benefits… Go to post →


How to Brew Japanese Herbal Teas: Traditional Senjiru Method

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Senjiru is a time-tested, easy Japanese technique for brewing herbal teasTime-tested, easy Japanese technique which yields maximum goodness locked deep in leaves and delivers the optimum aroma, flavor and color… Go to post →


How to Brew a Perfect Cup of Sencha

Sencha-50pxSencha is undoubtedly the most popular tea in Japan, and is considered to be one of the most aromatic and delicious of all green teas… Go to post →


Kamairicha: A Subtle, Sophisticated Green Tea

kamairi-cha-50Rare even in Japan, and more so in the west. If you are looking to intrigue your palate and expand your tea experience, this tea is for you… Go to post →


How to Brew Hojicha, Genmaicha, Bancha and Konacha

Hojicha, Genmaicha, Bancha and Konacha are among the easiest to prepare and delicious Japanese green teas.Among the easiest to prepare Japanese green teas. They yield their best flavor when brewed for a couple of minutes with near boiling temperature water… Go to post →


How to Make Loquat Leaves Tea (Biwa Cha)

Biwa Cha is a Japanese herbal tea from leaves of Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) native to south JapanMild and pleasant traditional tea, with numerous health benefits. It is quick and easy to prepare at home and you can serve it hot or cold… Go to post →


Traditional Japanese Cold Remedy

Japanese make a syrupy, sweet beverage called "kuzuyu" for prevention and treatment of common colds.Japanese make a sweet beverage from roots of Kuzu (Kudzu), the Arrowroot plant, to help relieve sore throats and for prevention of common colds… Go to post →

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