With its fragrant aroma and nutty, toasty flavor, hojicha roasted green tea (also known as houjicha) is a popular tea with plenty of health benefits. In Japan, hojicha’s popularity stems from the fact that this roasted green tea is soothing and low in caffeine. Although it has a distinct and uniquely enjoyable taste, it is hojicha’s health
Brewing Japanese green tea is a delicate process, each step crucial in ensuring that the tea is prepared to bring out the best flavor and aroma. Steep the tea in water that is too hot, and the leaves will lose their rich taste and become bitter, but steeping the tea in water that is not
Kuromamecha is a nutty, sweet black soybean tea made from roasted black soybeans. After roasting, the beans can be left in bean form or ground into a powder for tea. At Senbird, our Yui Kuromamecha is left in bean form, allowing you to eat the delicious beans for extra fiber after brewing. Our Kuromamecha originates from
Shielded from the sunlight for several weeks before harvest, matcha powdered green tea is similar to gyokuro shade-grown green tea in cultivation process. As its name suggests
Located nearly midway between Osaka and Tokyo, lies Shizuoka, a hidden gem among Japan’s more popular travel destinations. From the gentle ocean waves of the port cities to the lush green fields of its tea plantations, Shizuoka prefecture is a must for anyone interested in the natural beauty Japan has to offer—especially for any green
Gyokuro shade-grown green tea is well regarded for it’s health benefits. Even in Japan, gyokuro is considered a rare and premium green tea.
The traditions surrounding the growth and production of Japanese green tea go back hundreds of years, but the green tea from Shizuoka—an area responsible for about 40% of all of Japan’s green tea production and our main source of vendors—is especially exquisite. What could Shizuoka’s secret be to producing such flavorful and aromatic tea? It