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Matcha vs Green Tea – What’s the difference?

Matcha vs Green Tea - What's the difference? Chinese vs Japanese matcha powder comparison

Matcha vs Green Tea – the terms and flavors of these two teas have infiltrated all sorts of food products over and above the teacup. It can be a commonly held perception these two teas are one in the same. Put simply, they are not. While both matcha and green tea come from the same […]

Cultural significance of the matcha tea ceremony

healthytokyo organic matcha tea bowl green tea

“Sado”, “Chanoyu”, or simply “Ocha”, are all names for the highly choreographed and ritualized Japanese matcha tea ceremony. The ceremony itself focuses on the preparation and serving of tea made from pure powdered green tea leaves called “matcha”, but there is much more to the ceremony than just drinking this antioxidant rich elixir. Tradition, aesthetics, […]

Buying Yogurt In Japan

Buying Yogurt In Japan

  Confused about which yogurt in Japan is best for you? You’re not alone! At the request of one of our readers we have delved into the yogurt aisle to get a better grasp on what lines the shelves in the dairy cooler. Buying just about any product in Japan can be a daunting task […]

How To Prepare Matcha – Ways To Enjoy Drinking Matcha

How to prepare Matcha maple almond matcha latte

So you’ve made the leap into the world of matcha but now you’re wondering how to prepare matcha? Hopefully you have sought out the highest quality of organic matcha to maximize not only the nutritional elements but also the taste experience as well. With a few simple tips you can be on the way to […]

Matcha Chia Pudding & Yogurt Bowl

buying yogurt in Japan bowl

What do your morning meal look like?  If the term morning meals has you baffled then you’re probably starting your day off on an empty tank.  I know, you’ve heard it before – breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is true! Starting the day off with proper fuel will ignite your […]

Dethrone the Holiday Eggnog with this Delicious Matcha Cocktail

Matcha Maple Gin & Tonic

The lights are up, the holiday songs are playing and it’s the time of year tocelebrate the past year and look forward to a new one.   We’ve got a festive cocktail to offer when friends come calling that is different, delicious and boasts the powerful benefits of matcha  so get pouring (responsibly of course!) It’s a green twist on the popular gin and tonic and is sure to get your holiday party rolling.   Ordering pure organic matcha couldn’t be easier here at Healthy Tokyo https://healthytokyo.com/matcha/ and you’re on your way to  merry matcha      Matcha Maple Gin & Tonic Refreshing gin and tonic made better by matcha!     Ingredients:   ½ – ¾ tsp matcha (No.2) 2 oz warm water  2 oz gin  1 oz lime juice  1 tsp maple syrup  4 oz tonic  Method: Mix matcha with warm water and whisk until smooth.   Add in gin, lime juice and maple syrup stirring well.   Divide among two ice filled glasses and add tonic.   Garnish with lime slice.     Yield: Two 4 oz drinks over ice.  

Matcha Merriement – Matcha Chocolate Bark Recipe

Matcha Merriement - Matcha Chocolate Bark Recipe

Matcha Merriement As the holidays approach, no doubt you are thinking about the gathering of family and friends, gift shopping, holiday parties and the special food that is part of your holiday. This time of year always finds me making mental shopping and to-do lists and thinking about food.  I love to mull over ideas […]

Non-Alcoholic Matcha Mojito – A Healthy Cocktail (As Seen Live on NHK Asaichi!)

non alcoholic matcha mojito 2

This Non-alcoholic Matcha Mojito is my go-to cocktail for summer. This delicious, healthy cocktail will be featured on NHK Asaichi on the July 11 because it’s one of my favorite drinks and it’s really easy to make. I like to live a healthy lifestyle and I truly believe in enjoying “everything in moderation”. The great thing about this non-alcoholic […]

Matcha Honey Butter – a decadent spread free from trans fats, hydrogenated oils and refined sugars

matcha honey butter

If you’ve tried my matcha sauce recipe then you’ll love this matcha honey butter! I’m always thinking about healthy condiments and spreads for baked goods because the store bought varieties are completely overloaded with refined sugar, hydrogenated fats and other additives. In my opinion, nothing beats butter and honey on toast or freshly baked bread for both […]