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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Impact on Shipping Update

Japan Post has announced that it will expand the number of countries and regions that temporarily suspend the acceptance of international mail to 160 countries from April 10 (Fri). Newly added countires are Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Australia, etc.
You can check/download a complete list of countries here.

Also, due to the significant reduction and suspension of flights, it is expected that international mail destined for the United States will require more than two weeks to be loaded onto the airplanes.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Impact on Shipping

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who were affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Apr 1, 2020, Japan Post Office announced that it suspended accepting international mail items to 153 countries due to the reduction of flights from/to Japan.

At present, we can still ship to the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, France, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.

We cannot ship to Italy, Spain, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Russia, etc.

You can check/download a complete list of countries here.

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How to Make Iced Green Tea (Cold Brewing)

iced green tea

In the glaring hot summer season, how would you like to make iced green tea?
It’s so easy, refreshing, healthy and more economical than using teabags!

  • Place the tealeaves in a tea pitcher with strainer like the one below. We usually use 3-5 teaspoons per one liter/quart of water depending on a type of green tea. If you use Kamairicha, we recommend you to use more tealeaves (about 5 teaspoons) than those of Sencha. But this is all about your own preference. So you can change the amount of tealeaves to suit your taste.
  • Pour the water in the pitcher. Please do not use hot water because bitter taste of green tea is attributed to catechin and it hardly dissolves in cold water, while amino acid, which contributes to sweet taste, easily dissolve in cold water. So cold brewing tea generally more sweet than hot brewing tea.
  • Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and leave it about 5 hours. You can leave the tealeaves in the pitcher.
  • Gently shake or swirl the pitcher and serve. You can enjoy 2nd brew.

Recommended Tea for Cold Brewing