Never at a loss for news when it comes to ryokucha (Japanese green tea).

Three places in Seoul to experience first flush green tea
The first flush, or the very first plucking of a tea plant’s harvest season, yields tea of the highest quality. In Korea, green tea made with the first pluckings is known as "ujeon nokcha," highly pri ...
Posted: April 17, 2024, 9:56 pm
Inside a Japanese Tea House in SoHo
As the Sōrate website notes, “This small countryside town in Kyoto prefecture is where the farmer Nagatani Soen invented the method of manufacturing Japanese green tea in the middle of the Edo ...
Posted: April 17, 2024, 5:00 pm
Eating Japan: Seattle’s historic encounter with Chef Shiro Kashiba
Shiro moved to Seattle at a time when the exoticism of Japanese cuisine had suddenly begun finding favorable reviews in American press. By Jayendrina Singha Ray, guest columnist.
Posted: April 16, 2024, 5:32 pm
A traditional Japanese diet may benefit women's brain health, research suggests
Research suggests that a diet of traditional Japanese foods like green tea, seaweed and fish may help prevent brain shrinkage with age, a common marker ...
Posted: April 16, 2024, 5:01 pm
The Unique Tea Pairing To Try With Your Next Plate Of Fried Chicken, According To An Expert
Just as you would pair wine with certain foods, tea can be paired the same way. We asked an expert for the best tea to pair with fried chicken.
Posted: April 14, 2024, 12:00 pm
Enjoy mochi doughnuts and tea at a new spot in Virginia Beach
Mochi doughnuts, which originated in Japan, look like teething rings and do have a slight chew. They are made with rice flour, then fried.
Posted: April 12, 2024, 5:36 am
What could unlock LDS Church growth in Japan? Two words, says scholar: green tea.
A first-of-its kind study of Japanese members of the LDS Church suggests they are politically more diverse but socially more conservative than their U.S. counterparts.
Posted: April 12, 2024, 5:00 am
Starbucks Unveils Matcha & Crushed Pistachio Milk Tea Latte in Japan
Starbucks introduces a new and unique beverage to its Japanese menu, the Matcha Crushed Pistachio Milk Tea Latte, available exclusively at its Tea Cafe branches. This innovative creation combines the ...
Posted: April 11, 2024, 10:17 pm
Uji, Japan is a paradise for tea lovers
Uji, a city near Kyoto, is renowned for its high-quality green tea. This picturesque location offers a unique blend of cultural heritage and serene landscapes. Visitors can explore ancient tea houses, ...
Posted: April 11, 2024, 3:45 am
Vallejo Sister City Association to host annual Japanese Tea Ceremony
The Vallejo Sister City Association will host its annual Japanese Tea Ceremony on April 7, celebrating its longstanding relationship with sister city Akashi, Japan. Having formed its international ...
Posted: April 4, 2024, 9:38 am
Does green tea offer cognitive and sleep benefits?
One of the world’s largest producers of green tea, ITO EN, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has been contributing to this research, studying the effects of the beverage on cognitive function and ...
Posted: April 3, 2024, 2:03 am