matcha


February 14, 2017

There’s a Tiny Tearoom in Berkeley for Japanese Tea Ceremonies

by Sarah Han

Recently, I visited Blue Willow Teaspot in West Berkeley, a new tea cafe that has a tiny Japanese tearoom tucked in the back, where visitors can experience chado, or the ceremonial preparation of matcha.

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October 27, 2016

Green Tea Kit Kats: Give ’em a Break from Boring Halloween Candy

by Umami Mart Staff

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Halloween is Monday! If you’re looking to stock your candy bowl with something more interesting than Hershey’s, Reese’s, and Tootsie Rolls, get a bag (or two) of Japanese Green Tea Kit Kats.

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August 25, 2016

Savor the Flavors of Far Leaves Teas

by Umami Mart Staff

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Far Leaves Tea in Berkeley sources exceptionally high-quality teas from around the world. We now carry three Far Leaves premium teas at Umami Mart for your sipping pleasure:

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Far Leaves Matcha Sencha

If you need a little caffeine boost during the day, we recommend Matcha Sencha.

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August 11, 2016

Read This Before You Go to Uji Time

by Sarah Han

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If you love Japanese sweets and desserts, and live anywhere close to Berkeley, you should have Uji Time on your radar. 

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June 22, 2016

MOTOism: Matcha Sesame Tofu Two Ways

by Moto Yamamoto

When I tried to come up with a recipe for the Umami Chef Matcha Challenge*, all the usual recipes were too ordinary (lots of sweets) and I wanted to make something a bit different and creative.

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June 20, 2016

Conbini Creations: Super Easy Matcha Ice Cream

by Sarah Han

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Matcha ice cream brings back memories of eating sushi with my family. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley (Northridge, represent!), but my dad drove us all around Los Angeles in search of the best restaurants he could find before the internet existed.

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April 11, 2016

Japanify: How to Make Matcha

by Yoko Kumano

The first time I learned how to make matcha was from my grandmother, Baba-chan, in Tokyo.

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January 21, 2016

Matcha Salt – It’s Like Green Gold Dust

by Umami Mart Staff

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We quickly sold out of these jars of Matcha Salt during the holidays. No surprise, because this stuff is like gold – green gold!

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November 12, 2015

Upcoming Event: Free Tasting with Q Drinks and Workhorse Bitters

by Umami Mart Staff

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Bitters are great for cocktails, but did you know they make refreshing non-alcoholic drinks, too? This Saturday, November 14, we’re hosting a free tasting event with Workhorse and Q Drinks.

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