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The difference between matcha and green tea powder and component/Health Benefits of Matcha & Green tea

Matcha and green tea powder. They look quite similar as both of them are powder. There is no difference as they are both powder of green tea. So what's the differences between them? In a word, 'tea leaf of raw ingredient' is different. Match is the powder of green tea which is called 'Tencha', an a powder of Sencha (a [...]

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Hokusai tea - Ukiyo-e Artist Hokusai Katsushika

TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION proposes a plan the collaboration of 'Japanese tea and Hokusai Katsushika' that is popular in the world and sell products that can be enjoyed by people those who are the Japanese tea fan and the ukiyo-e fan. We have the line-up of 7 types cans with the Hokusai's ukiyo-e design that contain Japanese [...]

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How to care of Kyusu - explanation w Tokoname Shudei Red clay teapot

I've wrote about the basic knowledge of Japanese Kyusu teapot last time (parts names and types, origins) and I would like to let you know how to care of Kyusu this time. Have you experienced that the flavor of Japanese tea was once tasty but it's not as good as before now? Perhaps the causes may be [...]

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Tea tree Shrine - Chanoki Jinja at Nihonbashi Tokyo

Chanoki Shrine (茶ノ木神社)  * 茶 = Tea TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION's office is located in Nihonbashi area in Tokyo. (It's close to Ginza and Asakusa where are popular for tourists from abroad.) As it happens, there is the shrine neaby us called 'Chanoki Jinja'. In Edo era, there used to be the residence of Daimyo (feudal lord): the Hotta (堀田家) [...]

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Kyusu teapot - summary of Japanese Kyusu tea pot for beginners

Japanese kyusu teapot (急須), you may find a little mysterious shape. I assume that there are a lot of basic knowledge, its history, main producing district in Japan etc are not being revealed yet. I would like to write the topic about 'Kyusu' this time. Also, I would like to introduce you how to use (how to make [...]

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Sencha and Gyokuro

Green tea has really a lot of varieties from the popular one to something limited to a region. I would like to explain about 'Sencha' and 'Gyokuro' which would represent green tea this time including the characteristic of these 2 teas, how to grow them and how to make etc. 1. First introduction (basic knowledge) In general, tea [...]

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[SAVE 20%] Holiday season sale 2016 !

[SALE STARTS NOV 10 !] SAVE 20% ! Almost all the items ! On top of that, FreeShipping-Worldwide with Bonus for everything.      Holiday season sale 2016 ! & Celebration of the renewed mobile site. The Sale starts November 10, Japan time. Quantities are limited. Act fast and take advantage of this opportunity. Don't miss it! ▼Details here http://www.tokyo-matcha-selection.com/info-notice-save20-holiday-season-sale-2016/?sort=bestselling

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about Bancha green tea

TMS also carries the variety of green tea. Bancha is one of them. We sometimes receive the inquiry from our customers 'what is Bancha?' so I would like to explain about Bancha. 1. Name of Bancha and its meaning People say that in general the origin of Bancha if 'Bangaicha'(番外茶). Ban in this case means 'Junban 順番 [...]

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Tetsubin cast iron tea kettles (pots) in Japan (Nanbu tetsubin)

1. Production areas of Tetsubin iron tea kettles in Japan There are a lot of types for Tetsubin cast iron tea kettles (pots).  Nanbu Tetsubin iron tea kettles in Iwate is famous but Kansai area (Kyoto/Osaka/Shiga), Tohoku area (Yamagata/Iwate) and Hokuriku area (Toyama) and so on, their designs and manufacturing method would be all different. In Iwate prefecture, [...]

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My Sado 茶道 (Matcha Tea ceremony)

The chance to enter the tea's world was I joined the Sado Matcha Tea Ceremony Club (Urasenke) of my university when I was 18 years-old. *I got omenjo (permission) of Urasenke at the university. I thought that Sado is fun as well as teas, after I graduated my university, I [...]

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