Tag - matcha



Japanese chocolatier Yasushi Sasaki holds a box of chocolates in his workshop in the Brussels commune of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 27, 2024
A Japanese 'flavor wizard' conquers the homeland of chocolate
Yasushi Sasaki has been named Brussels' chocolatier of the year by the prestigious Gault & Millau food guide.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 2, 2023
'Treasure of Japan' tea master spreads matcha and peace in Australia
Sen Genshitsu was awarded Japan's Prime Minister's Award in April for his contribution to peace diplomacy and promoting Japanese culture.
Japan Times
May 21, 2022
Approaching tea like you would wine, Zach Mangan gives Japan's main drink its due
In his book, 'Stories of Japanese Tea: The Regions, The Growers and The Craft,' Zach Mangan hopes to pay respect to a dwindling number of true artists.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 25, 2021
It's a matcha matchup between Japan's green tea producers
The growing popularity of matcha-infused sweets and beverages sold at cafes and pastry shops in Japan is triggering fierce competition among green tea producers in their own backyard.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2020
Mister Donuts celebrates its 50th with a matcha-chocolate collaboration
The celebratory “Matcha no Odoroki Series” brings together the talents of patissier Toshi Yoroizuka and Kyoto-based green tea producer Gion Tsujiri.
Feb 16, 2020
Japan cancels brand protection for Aichi's Nishio Matcha tea as producers seek flexibility to boost sales
The agriculture ministry has removed Aichi Prefecture's Nishio Matcha tea from its list of geographically protected local specialty brand names so its producers can be given the freedom to try more efficient growing methods.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2019
Get your fill of green tea with Seven-Eleven's mile-high matcha dorayaki
The latest edition in Seven-Eleven's line of dorayaki (sweet pancake sandwiches) is a massive matcha cream-filled creation.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2019
Parisian museum hosts Japanese tea ceremony and talk by grandson of former grand master
Visitors at a Parisian museum were treated to Japanese tea ceremonies and a talk on the history of the practice Sunday by members of the Urasenke school, one of the top three schools practicing the art in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 27, 2018
Will 'hōjicha' be the next Japanese tea to take the world by storm?
Danielle Geva and Francois Mathieu are trying to spread hojicha (roasted green tea) to North America. Together, they founded Hojicha Co. in May 2018, the first company to specialize in selling premium hu014djicha on the continent, and they are betting it will be the next big Japanese drink abroad.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2017
Ginza Matcha Cake: Tokyo Banana ventures outside its curved-fruit comfort zone
The folks behind Tokyo Banana have decided to freshen things up with the Ginza Matcha Cake.
Japan Times
Sep 9, 2017
Michael Drzmisek Sozui: 'Come share a bowl of matcha'
A tea master explains the comforts of a three-tatami-room teahouse.
Japan Times
Feb 15, 2017
'One Week Friends': Groundhog day in the 'friend zone'
Someday soon someone is going to come up with an algorithm for commercial seishun eiga (youth films). Plug in the variables — teenaged love in its more innocuous variations being first and foremost — and pop out a script for another hit.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2015
Ippodo: Enjoying tea without tradition
Japanese tea can be beguiling and bitter. And the ceremonial tradition that surrounds it can be disconcerting and dull.
Japan Times
May 8, 2015
Californian flavor conference explores green tea's versatility
Making the perfect cup of matcha — the frothy green tea served during Japanese tea ceremonies — requires skill. The trick is to use a bamboo whisk to whip the brew swiftly with a smooth back-and-forth motion of the wrist.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 6, 2014
Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea
One of the first things you see as you exit Kanazawa Station is a giant brass sculpture of a teapot sunken drunkenly into a mound of grass or, depending on your interpretation, tilting to fill a cup of the refreshing green brew the city is noted for. That a municipal piece of art should be dedicated...
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2014
British entrepreneur brings new twist to powdery soul of green tea
A young British entrepreneur has devised a novel way to use the green tea powder known as "matcha," which has already become a popular flavoring in cakes, chocolate and coffees.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Dec 16, 2011
Warm up with these winter drinks trends
Milking the current trends, beverage makers unveil their winter lineups, perfect for warming you up on a cold winter day.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Sep 8, 2009
Coffee shots and green lattes
Beverage makers push the envelope with coffee jelly in a can and matcha latte.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan