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Shipping Update

On April 1, 2021, Japan Post significantly increased Standard Airmail shipping rate. For example, the shipping rate for sending a piece of 100g of tea to the United States has almost tripled. We have been offering free Standard Airmail so far, but unfortunately this price increase has made it impossible to maintain free Standard Airmail. Therefore, from April 2, 2021, we have to charge a shipping fee of JPY 350 to JPY 800 (flat rate) depending on the country for the Standard Airmail.
We would appreciate your understanding.

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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