Enjoy the green tea
How to get healthy while having fun.
What kind of drink do you like?
First, let me introduce some drink menus using Japanese tea.
Matcha latte and Hojicha latte
The method of making is both same. Pour hot water into matcha or hojicha powder, next and condensed milk is recommended for sweetness. Foamed milk can be made using commercially tools available or wisk. The point is that the optimum temperature for milk is 70-78 degrees. If you heat 50 ml of milk with a gas stove for one cup, it would be about only 6 seconds because the stove has strong caloric force. Finally, topping powder on the foamed milk. You can enjoy it anytime without worrying about the time zone. Hojicha is especially low in caffeine.
Hojicha kuromitsu kinako au lait
Kuromitsu (molasses) and kinako (roasted soybean flour) are one of the traditional combinations often found in Japanese sweets. Hojicha kuromitsu kinako au lait features mild taste by milk and wuth the smoky molasses really brings out the roasted flavor of the soybean flour. It is recommended to enjoy it with dessert after meals or with sweets.
Matcha- Dalgona (whipped matcha) is fun to make yourself. It's easy to make. Just add matcha, sugar and hot water, next add fresh cream and stir. Stirring, stirring patiently. BUT a hand mixer is convenient. Pour the milk into a cup, put the whipped matcha on it, and smooth it out. And let's post it on SNS!
Sencha Royal Milk Tea
This is also very simple. Just boil the sencha tea leaves and milk together. However, there is a tip better. green tea using high-quality tea leaves extracted with soft cold water over time to bring out the umami ingredients first. Then after, boil all (the tea, used tea leaves and milk) together. The most luxurious sencha royal milk tea is completed. Enjoy adding sugar.
Sencha Mojito Mint
In hot areas, Sencha Mojito Mint is the most refreshing beverage. Low temperature extraction of sencha with soft water. You may use ice water. Then just add the non-alcoholic mojito mint syrup. It's easy! You can enjoy other applications too. Hazelnut and sangria syrup go well with hojicha (roasted green tea).
In this way, Japanese tea has a wide range of applications.
Similarly, there are many Japanese tea fans who enjoy it with herbs.
If you think that sencha uses a special bowl for Japanese tea and matcha uses tea sen and matcha bowl, you may be looking at only one side of Japanese tea.
In addition to the traditional tea ceremony and the basic way of drinking sencha, Japanese tea can be enjoyed more freely.
ZENJIRO supports your favorite way of drinking Japanese tea.
It is the Japanese tea style that ZENJIRO is thinking of that is match to your personality while having fun.
Advantages of Japanese green tea
Japanese tea is classified as non-fermented tea. Fermentation is stopped by heating such as steaming after harvesting the tea leaves. Japanese tea is not style that originally seeks fragrance, but for enjoy extracted components. The components that can be extracted from Japanese tea leaves vary depending on the temperature. Therefore, even if you purchase expensive Japanese green tea, if you do not follow this rule, the value will be halved.
The important thing is to use soft water.
Please pay close attention to when you are using Japanese tea or cooking Japanese traditional cuisine. Japanese tea and Japanese soup stock is used with soft water. Conversely, hard water is better for stewing meat dishes when you want to keep the umami intra the meat.
Because Japanese tea is non-fermented tea, it is preserved by preventing oxidation. What is interesting is that even Japanese tea can be ripening. In anoxic ripening, polyphenols do not turn into tannins but change into fragrant substances. In this case, you can enjoy the aroma of fruits or chestnuts. The best before date is required to be displayed uniformly for the Japanese tea category. However, tea bags that are individually sealed with an air-blocked envelope instead of paper-type can be expected the bebefit of anoxic ripening.
Sencha, Matcha (sencha powder)
Sencha is made by immersing all processed tea leaves in water. The color of the sencha beverage is greenish gold. The taste of sencha varies depending on the temperature of the water in which it is added, making sencha more attractive.
Sencha is a broad concept, and high-class sencha is called "gyokuro". In addition, powdered green tea becomes a world-famous "matcha". There are various grades of sencha, and the price varies depending on the picking time and production area. Expensive sencha is rich in theanine, an umami ingredient.
Hojicha (roasted green tea)
Hojicha is made from varieties tea leaves like sencha or bancha (tea from the last harvest of the season).
Hojicha is less astringent due to losing catechins during the high-temperature roasting process. The roasted flavors dominate this tea and replaces the vegetative tones with a toasty, slightly caramel-like flavor.
The roasting process makes Hōjicha lowers the amount of caffeine in the tea. Therefore, it is a popular tea to serve during the evening meal or after, before going to sleep, and even preferred for children and the elderly. The applications of hojicha is really exrensive, most of coffee or black tea menu can be replaced.