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Nihonbashi bridge cleaning

▼Facebook Movie - If you can not watch movie, please log in your FB account The office of TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION is located at Nihonbashi in Tokyo. While it was such a hot day today, there was the event by Nihonbashi boys and girls fire club which is called ‘Hashi-arai (bridge cleaning)’. Our staff also participated in the [...]

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Matcha Mess Recipe

To celebrate the spirit of summer, this month we are bringing you an easy and delicious matcha dessert recipe. A variation on a British summer classic, our Matcha Mess with fresh fruit is light yet satisfying - perfect for hot weather! Composed of crispy meringue pieces, pale clouds of matcha-flavoured whipped cream and delightful fresh [...]

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Chance to Buy Our 2018 Original Deep-Steamed Shincha

Calling all green tea lovers! You may have read all about shincha or 'new tea' in our last blog post. If you're curious to try the freshest, greenest tea of 2018, it's not too late to get your hands on our limited edition TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION Original Deep-Steamed Shincha. Read on to find out more [...]

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Shincha: First Flush Japanese Green Tea

Shincha (新茶) means 'New tea'. The term refers to the first tea harvest of the season. So that consumers can enjoy the qualities of the young leaves, tea farmers process and package the first flush without storing or ageing. The resulting 'new tea' has a wonderfully fresh, grassy aroma, which some consider superior to that [...]

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Kirishima: Where Our Organic Matcha Is Made

Learn about Japan's subtropical Kagoshima Prefecture and the special area of Kirishima (meaning 'fog island') which produces our Ceremonial Grade Japanese Organic Matcha. Find out why Kagoshima is called 'the Naples of the Eastern World' and how Kirishima's geography makes it the perfect place for making organic matcha! Sourcing Our Organic Matcha At TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION, we [...]

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Brief History of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony, also known as 'cha-no-yu', has a very long history. It begins with the arrival of powdered tea (matcha) from China. In Japan, a sophisticated culture grew around matcha as it passed from the hands of Buddhist monks to those of the fashionable aristocracy. Through the influence of the famous tea master [...]

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The Health Benefits of Matcha

People have long believed that green tea is good for their health. There is plenty of evidence to support this. Studies in Japan have shown, for example, that higher green tea consumption is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. But what of the claims that are made about the health benefits of matcha, [...]

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A Walk Through a Japanese Tea Garden

Whenever you enjoy a cup of Japanese green tea, you may wish to let your imagination transport you to a traditional 'chashitsu', the space reserved for the tea ceremony. In this tiny, quiet room constructed of natural materials, you can feel temporarily insulated from the hubbub of everyday life. But how did we get here? [...]

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What Is Matcha?

What's the deal with matcha vs green tea? Exactly what is matcha anyway? This week, we at Tokyo Matcha Selection aim to answer your top questions about our favourite beverage. Let's start with the basics. Green tea is made from the leaves of the evergreen shrub Camellia sinensis. Although 'sinensis' means 'from China', the plant has been [...]

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All About the Matcha Whisk

If you do not own a matcha whisk, or even if you do, you may be wondering exactly why such an implement is necessary to achieve a fine cup of matcha. In this post, we'll be explaining why the traditional bamboo whisk is so important and how to use and care for it properly. WHY DO [...]

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