Jugetsudo Organic Genmaicha Green Tea with Matcha
Genmaicha is Japanese green tea that is mixed with roasted, popped brown rice. This premium product from Jugetsudo is a rich, balanced green tea, with notes of sesame and a hint of umami richness from the caramelization of the toasted rice. Earthy matcha adds a fuller, rounded flavor for a satisfying cup.
Jugetsudo Organic Sakura Sencha with Cherry Blossom
Light, grassy sencha is Japan's most popular type of green tea, and Jugetsudo's addition of freeze-dried cherry blossom (sakura) petals enhances the tea's herbaceous qualities—think crushed spring leaves, not vegetal notes. The sakura adds a delicate sweet aroma and looks absolutely beautiful in this elegant, approachable green tea.
Jugetsudo Yuzu Sencha
<p>Light, grassy sencha is Japan's most popular type of green tea, and this version from Jugetsudo is especially smooth and slightly floral with the addition of aromatic yuzu, a type of Asian citrus. We like that it's fruity but not overly acidic and doesn't have the artificial, borderline soapy taste of cheaper yuzu teas. </p>
Matcha Kari Japanese Matcha Tea Set
Bright green and fuller-bodied than other teas, matcha green tea is so prized in Japan that its preparation is considered an art form. Substituting Western utensils can result in a clumpy, muddy drink, so we recommend Matcha Kari’s tea set, with a traditional bamboo scoop, matcha whisk, sifter, and ceramic bowl, all handmade in Japan. Most importantly, the organic Superior Matcha included in the set has a sweet, rich flavor with subtle umami that makes it best suited for drinking.
Matcha Kari Summer Reserve Matcha
Bright green and richer than other green teas, this matcha powder from Matcha Kari is one of our favorites because of its smooth and light texture. Summer Reserve matcha is creamy, umami and full-bodied with mellow green afternotes. Because it has a less bitter profile than other varieties, this matcha is the perfect addition to smoothies, lattes or desserts.
Matcha Kari Morning Ritual Matcha
Japanese matcha is a rich, full-bodied green tea that has long been prized for its unique creaminess and umami flavor. Matcha Kari’s Morning Ritual has an especially balanced flavor profile that makes it ideal for everyday drinking. The crisp sweetness and subtle grassy undertones of this matcha powder make it a great blend for people who are unused to more vegetal blends but want an authentic matcha experience.
Murakami Syouten Crushed Okinawa Brown Sugar
Only eight islands in Japan produce Okinawan brown sugar, or kokuto, a raw smoky sugar that is made by slow-cooking sugarcane juice in a centuries-old production method protected by the Okinawa Prefecture. It is smoky and intense, with a tobacco-like aroma and a perfect balance of sweet and bitterness. The Japanese sugarcane imparts a slight fruity aftertaste, and its naturally high mineral content is not only healthier for you but also translates into complex warming spice notes. Use Okinawan brown sugar as a smoky alternative to dark brown sugar, or take advantage of its spicy, bitter notes to add depth to savory recipes. Try it in rich meat braises, swapping out some of the molasses in our Sweet Soy-Braised Pork—it pairs wonderfully with the umami of soy sauce. Similarly, try it in recipes with fish sauce, such as our Stir-Fried Beef and Ginger with Garlic and Scallions or Stir-Fried Black Pepper Chicken with Green Beans; in both cases, substitute an equal amount of Okinawan brown sugar for the white sugar the recipe calls for.