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Not All Powdered Green Tea is Matcha

As matcha has grown in popularity, some confusion has set in as to the difference between matcha and green tea powder. Here is some clarification. “There has been a lot of confusion in the industry that green tea powder is matcha and this is not true,” said tea expert Scott Svihula, owner of Hula...

Scottish Tea Growers Head to Japan

Representatives from Tea Gardens of Scotland head east this month to exhibit and present at the Kyoto Infused with Tea Expo in Japan. Catherine Drummond-Herdman, one of the nine Scottish tea planters who make up the Tea Gardens of Scotland, will speak at the expo about her own unique tea-growing venture in a presentation...

Matcha Beer Fits St. Paddy’s Day to a “Tea”

How about some green beer for St. Patrick’s Day? This beer is not just some Budweiser with food coloring added. It is a mix of Yebisu beer and Kyoto green tea. This bright green cocktail is called the Matsuri, which is usually the Japanese term for “festival.” In this case, Matsuri is written by...

Wine with Matcha: The Next Winning Combination?

Matcha, in all its vibrant green glory, has been whisked into a delicate frothy beverage for hundreds of years. While its original form is enjoyed by tea enthusiasts here in America as well, as evidenced by the opening of new matcha shops and the hundreds and hundreds of words spilled onto magazine pages about...