Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tea of the month: Hoji Cha Loose Leaf

Tea of the month for October is "Hoji Cha Loose Leaf"

The selected Hoji Cha loose leafs are available on the website
The item numbers on the website
  • H30 L
  • 2-H57
  • H220L

A robust and bold full-bodies tea. Hoji Cha is roasted giving it a distinctive character.
Golden brown color and low caffeine content make it appealing to tea drinkers of all ages.

Selected Hoji Cha is 10 % off in this month.
Don't miss this valuable chance.

The History of Tea.

Deep Flavor, Deep Story

Believe it or not, the origin of green tea can be traced back to 5000 years ago in China.

An herbalist, whose “study” has become the foundation of today’s Chinese Medicine, travelled across the land and sampled countless wild grass and leaves to study their effectiveness on human body. He was often poisoned and ate green tea leaves as antidotes for those poisons.

Green tea as antidotes?!

Interesting, huh? I find this story very amusing because it really depicts the nature of green tea. Today we drink green tea as a beverage because we love the flavor and we know it’s good for our health. But this story tells us more than we thought we know.

It is said that green tea was introduced to Japan in the 7th century. Tea culture flourished as drinking tea was embraced by the samurai class and became their noble hobby. A whole sub-culture of teapots, tea cups, art and manner developed. After the war, green tea industry supported Japan’s economy by exporting overseas. Japan’s history is inseparably-tied to green tea.

Today in the states, green tea has been increasingly popular as it receives growing attention. Just like sushi and tofu have been adopted into their diet, there’s no doubt that green tea will be commonly enjoyed in their everyday life. Tea culture of the next millennium may be taking root in the United States. Who knows?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Discover the new taste

Summer is over in Seattle and It seems like rainy season is around the corner.
It gets easy to be tired to stay at home this season. To enjoy this season, why don't you start discovering the new taste of green tea together?
There are so many ways to enjoy green tea not only for drinking but also for cooking, baking and etc.

Today, I would love to introduce you a easy unique recipe with "Green tea powder".
You might be tired of same breakfast everyday, right?
Here is your new solution!
  1. Green tea toast

*Bread----------1 slice
*Sen Cha tea powder---2 tbsp
*Butter or Margarine--as you want

1). Toast a slice of your bread
2). Spread butter or margarine as you like
3). Sprinkle Sen Cha tea powder

I used this Sen Cha powder which is available on the website, Sugimoto America. Sen Cha is now 10 % off.
  • Easy & Quick
  • Versatile application
  • Rich in anti-oxidant
  • No teabag, eco-friendly
Just mix the powder with hot/cold water and enjoy it.

Hope you enjoy this easy green tea toast. I will upload as many as recipe I can. Also, I would be really happy to share your own recipe with green tea series, Why don't we get started together and share the recipe?
Let's discover the new recipe of green tea.

I look forward to hearing from all of you!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tea of the Month: Sen Cha

Tea of the month for September is Sen Cha

For over three centuries Sen Cha has been Japan's favorite green tea. Sen Cha is a premium tea renowned fore its balance of sweetness and bitterness.
All Sen Cha is 10 % off in this month.

Enjoy this delicious traditional Japanese green tea.