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Making Tea with Children Helps Teach Values

Teaching tea ceremony ideals to children: manners, gentleness, consideration, and harmony.

In Japan, the tea ceremony is more than an artistic pastime for preparation and presentation of matcha. The ideals which it represents can serve as potent tools for teaching children personal and social values.

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Green Tea Over Rice (Ochazuke) Recipe Ideas

Green Tea Over Rice (Ochazuke) Recipe Ideas

Ochazuke is a quick-to-prepare traditional Japanese dish made by pouring green tea over cooked rice and topping it with a sprinkle of savories. It has been around in one form or another since at least the 8th-century Heian era.

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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
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Matcha Seasoned Salt Recipe (Matcha-shio)

Ready In: 2 Minutes
Recipe Makes: 2 and 1/2 teaspoons


This easy to prepare, umami-rich Japanese traditional seasoning (called matcha shio) goes great on just about anything.

It has a sophisticated yet simple taste and aroma, and adds … 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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