Hojicha Roasted Green Tea Pudding Recipe

Ian

This hojicha pudding recipe serves 4-6 people. Ingredients Milk: 600 ml (about 2.5 cups) Houjicha tea leaves: 3 tablespoons Sugar: 1 tablespoon Powdered gelatin: 10g Water: 4 tablespoons Instructions Sprinkle the powdered gelatin into the 4 tablespoons of water in a bowl, and mix until...

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Taking a Break with Hojicha Latte

Staff - Haruna

It was busy afternoon… Matcha Latte Media staff Ian and Mariko looked a little tired… so I prepared hojicha (or houjicha) latte for a quick break.   Bring water (200-300ml) to a boil with a pan, then add Houjicha (about 4-5 tbsp), brew for a...

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Roasted Barley Tea (Mugicha) – A Japanese Summertime Favorite

Victoria Garafola

What is Roasted Barley Tea? Roasted barley tea, also commonly referred to as “mugicha,” is a popular beverage in Japan. Even though it is referred to as tea, it does not actually contain any tea leaves. Rather, it is an infusion of unhulled barley grains...

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KuriharaTea’s gyokuro and sencha package translations

Ian

The Kurihara family uses the below package for their teas. Matcha Latte Media indicates which tea is in the package by placing a note on the bottom of the back side. The below is a translation of exactly what is on the package of the...

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Using rice husks as an organic way to fight insect infestation.

Ian

I received a request from Saitama Prefecture to experiment with using rice husks as an organic method to prevent infestation of an insect called white peach scales (pseudaulacaspis pentagona). A spraying machine that you don’t see very often. The tank has a double structure for...

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Tea Recipe: Matcha Ice Cream

Reiko Taichi

Ingredients 1 egg (medium size) 300cc milk (or soy milk) 80g heavy cream 75-80g sugar (granulated) 5g matcha powder *1 tablespoon matcha liquor (add liquor only if you have one) Instructions 1. In a bowl, mix sugar and matcha powder thoroughly. 2. In a saucepan,...

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Yokota Blog: 50 days before the estimated germination period

mariko

Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea Spring equinox has passed and we can finally feel the warmth of spring. It is time to officially begin the spring trimming. In the “trimming” process, plucking surface is equally trimmed to avoid old leaves and twigs from getting...

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Matcha Sweet Potato Recipe

Reiko Taichi

Recipe by Reiko Taichi Servings: 6 pieces Ingredients 350g sweet potato (peel the skin) 2 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoon heavy cream 15g unsalted butter 3g matcha (Obubu: Gokouo Matcha) Salted sakura (Kobayashi Shoten: Sakura Tea) to your liking Instructions 1) Steam sweet potato⇒cut sweet...

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VIDEO: How matcha is ground at factories (commercial production)

Ian

Most of the historical or major matcha manufacturers in Japan are too big for us to carry. We attempt to support companies of 50 employees or smaller. In the future, we may sell from some of these companies if we buy through another smaller tea...

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The difference between Gyokuro, Kabusecha, Sencha, and Bancha green teas

Ian

The difference between Gyokuro, Kabusecha, Sencha, and Bancha green teas from Japan is best understood through the leaf itself–its cultivation, harvest, and the resulting flavor. Sencha itself has a wide definition as tea leaf that is picked when young, steamed, rolled, and dried. This definition...

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Sayama Tea and Flower Festival

mariko

Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea Sayama Shincha Festival Have you decided on your plans for the Golden Week? On April 29th (昭和の日 Showa no hi, Showa Day), please come visit “Sayama Shicha and Flower Festival”! This is an event unique to Sayama, a tea...

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Language lesson: Ocha means tea in Japanese, but…

Ian

A little language lesson: “Ocha” or お茶 means literally “tea” in Japanese, but specifically refers to Japanese tea, which is by default Japanese green tea. Since sencha is the most common type of green tea in Japan, the word generally refers to sencha. The “O”...

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