Celebrate Hachiju Hachiya

Celebrating 88th Night

Today is a special day! 88th Night (Hachiju-Hachiya) is a Japanese holiday that celebrates the start of the year’s first tea picking and harvest. This first flush of tea is known as shincha, which directly translates to "new tea."

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Matcha green tea tin on table

An update about pricing

I wanted to personally write and let you know that beginning Friday, April 22nd, the price of our Daily Matcha will increase by one dollar, from $20 to $21. This is the first time we have been required to raise the price of tea in our 8.5 year history, and as a thank you for your continued support I wanted to give you a heads up.

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Favorite Japanese Tea Words and Phrases

Favorite Japanese Tea Words and Phrases

Tea is so intrinsically woven into Japan's culture that there are special words and phrases dedicated to how we experience tea in day-to-day living. Check out some of our favorite phrases here!

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Japanese Tenugui

All About The Tenugui - Eco Friendly Japanese Tea and Hand Towel

What is a tenugui, and why is it the best Japanese household item ever? Learn all about this essential Japanese item, its history, and its uses! Hint: it is perfect for your matcha moments.

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How does Matcha help your brain?

But First, Tea! The Neurobiological Benefits in Every Cup

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Notary features Mizuba Matcha

Rituals with Notary Ceramics

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Mizuba Matcha Interview

Mizuba Matcha on The Manual

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Mizuba Tea Co's Diversity Commitment

Mizuba's Commitment to Diversity!

Tea is meant for sharing and we truly hope you’ve always found Mizuba as an inclusive, joyful place to enjoy a #matchamoment.

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Mizuba Community Donations

We're donating 10% of every sale, now through the end of May

We are excited to announce that from now to the end of the month, we are donating 10% of every sale to Off Their Plate.

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Woman drinking Japanese tea

Happy Earth Day!

Just as we make decisions to mindfully lessen our impact on the Earth in our personal lives, as a family-run small business, we take the same approach with how we manage our decisions at Mizuba. Here at Mizuba, we are committed to sustainability. Not just one day a year, and not just because it's trendy. (Although, fun fact: our founder, Lauren, is from the same town where Earth Day originated — 50 years ago! Just saying.) 

We love the planet we live on, we are thankful for everything it give us, and we want to take care of it to the best of our ability.

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Pure Japanese Matcha Green Tea

Learn About Mizuba: The Basics

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Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea

A #matchamoment to brighten your day

Being home can be hard. So we're leaning into life's more joyous moments each and every chance we get.

A lot of our joyful moments, of course, include matcha!

We thought we'd share one of our sweet matcha times with our own family with you. These aren't actors — they're my niece, nephew, and sister-in-law! 

From our home kitchen to yours, 
Lauren & the Mizuba fam

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Enjoy Organic Genmaicha with Friends!

All About Our Organic Genmaicha Tea

Genmaicha is a blend of loose leaf tea, usually bancha, with "genmai." Genmai is commonly brown rice, but our genmaicha is made by roasting white mochi rice, which is crunchier and sweeter than regular rice. The rice provides a satisfyingly sweet, nutty taste, which is balanced by the light green tea. Many say the aroma is reminiscent of popcorn! We say that sounds delicious.

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Organic Kyobancha Japanese Tea

All about our organic Kyô-bancha tea

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Stay healthy with Japanese Green Tea

In the time of Coronavirus: How To Support Those in Need

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Rare Purple Bamboo Matcha Green Tea Chasen Whisk

New: Dark Wood Chasen

Our beautiful dark wood chasen is made from wild purple bamboo. Artisans look for a hard, thin stalk — usually about 2 to 2.5 centimeters thick, and 9 to 12 cm long. The bamboo must be dried for over a year, and only then do artisans transform the natural material into the fine tines — each by hand.

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Single Cultivar Uji Hikari Japanese Matcha Green Tea

Uji Hikari Matcha

We are humbled at the opportunity to work with renowned matcha producer Mr. Kiyoharu Tsuji. Having won countless awards in Japan for his teas, 5th-generation master farmer Tsuji san is responsible for one of the greatest matcha experiences you can savor. His tea plants are unpruned, hand-harvested, and enjoy the most traditional form of shade-growing (the Honzu technique) in the region's nutritious red clay soil. When the first flush arrives in shincha season (the first crop of the year), the tencha tea leaves are stone-milled to perfection. In fact, Tsuji san's matcha has the highest concentrations of L-theanine and amino acids ever recorded of any matcha in the world.

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Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea from Japan.

Our team picks their favorite matchas of the moment

Every matcha we offer has its own special place in the Mizuba collection, but we recently sat down with our team to learn about their favorite matcha of the moment. Read on to find out what we're loving.

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Farm-direct Tencha Tea for Sale

Happy New Year's Eve!

What's next for Mizuba in 2020? Our little company started six years ago with a single relationship with one matcha producer... who we work with to this day! In the years since we've met even more amazing Japanese artisan tea producers, and this year for the first time we launched a collection of loose leaf teas. In 2020 we're committed to bringing you more of what we do best: sharing incredible Japanese teas that are ethically and sustainably crafted (⬅️ more on this soon) from producers whom we personally know and love.

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About Mizuba Japanese Loose Leaf Tea

Four Loose Leaf Tea Questions with Lauren

In the same way sharing traditional Uji matcha with you helps preserve the heritage of such an iconic cultural art, I’m hoping our little loose leaf collection helps preserve Japan’s tea history, educates tea lovers on Japan’s truly delicious and uncommon teas, and furthers people’s intrigue and delight with tea! I certainly grew tired of keeping these teas to myself. They’re just so good, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

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Organic Japanese Green Tea

Announcing Mizuba's Heritage Japanese Loose Leaf Teas

Welcome to the Mizuba Tea Co. loose leaf collection! True — we've been solely focused on being one of America's premier matcha companies for years. But, as you can imagine... exceptional quality matcha wasn't the only kind of tea we were drinking in Japan on our travels...! As life-long tea nerds, beautifully crafted teas of all kinds just get us EXCITED.

As your trusted source of Japan's finest traditional teas, we are dedicated to direct-trade sourcing that is grounded in friendships with our tea suppliers. Together, we pursue purity of leaf, high-quality flavor, and the beauty in each cup of tea that you enjoy with us. 

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The Definition of Matcha Green Tea

The Word "Matcha" Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Pure Japanese matcha with chocolate.

I Had an Unhealthy Relationship with Coffee—Here's How I Healed It - Mizuba on Well + Good

Hear a personal story about how Well + Good author Mercey Livingston cracked the caffeine addiction code and how matcha helped along the way.

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Study Suggests Matcha Encourages Cancer Cell Apoptosis

Study Suggests Matcha Encourages Cancer Cell Apoptosis - World Tea News

"The Salford findings are simple to summarize: the matcha tea suppresses mitochondrial metabolism [mitochondria are the energy currency for cells, generated from the oxidation of food] in breast cancer stem cells and by thus preventing them from “refueling” makes them inactive and they die off."

Exciting matcha health news provided by industry outlet World Tea News

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How to make a Matcha Latte Video Guide

Mizuba Tea Co. Video Guides

Watch how to make matcha with our 3 easy to follow Mizuba video guides!! 

1) Traditional Matcha guide

2) To-go matcha guide

3) Matcha latte guide! 

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Mizuba Tea Co's Fifth Birthday

A Note from our Founder on Mizuba's 5th Birthday!

A thank you note for each and every amazing Mizuba #MatchaMoment we've had the past 5 years with you all!

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What is the difference between ceremonial and culinary matcha?

What is the Difference Between Ceremonial and Culinary Matcha?


Ever wonder what the terms ceremonial or culinary matcha actually mean? What should you buy? Do the terms make a difference in quality? What makes a quality matcha, anyway?  Learn all the answers about which matcha you should buy, and why here! Have questions? Always happy to answer! E-mail orders@mizubatea.com

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Single Cultivar Uji Japanese Green Tea

The History of Matcha in Japan

Ever wonder where matcha came from? We follow its origins to your cup today.

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Matcha Stone Mill

The Ishi Usu - what using a stone matcha mill is all about!

Want to learn all about how matcha is traditionally milled? You'll have to meet Mizuba's ishi usu!!

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Mizuba Matcha Green Tea Single Estate Organic Ceremonial from Uji Japan.

Welcome, Yorokobi!! Mizuba's New Single-Estate, Organic Matcha Green Tea!


Welcome Mizuba's newest matcha! Meet our single-estate organic ceremonial green tea, and learn about why it brings us so much joy!

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Honzu shade for Tencha tea leaves

It Can Only Be Tencha - Why Shade-Growing is Essential to Matcha

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Tea Leaf Field in Japan

Naturally, it’s Chlorophyll: Why Matcha is So Green.

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Mizuba Tea to Your Door! Matcha Subscriptions

All about Mizuba Subscriptions!!

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Learn about Koicha Matcha Green Tea

All About Koicha

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"When matcha is prepared koicha style, the result is a thick syrup of green goodness. Unlike usucha, it may take a little bit of time to reach your mouth. But when it does, the drinker is greeted with a chewy brew of straight umami coupled with a silky sweetness that just lingers on the tongue..."

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Matcha Gift Box

What's in Your Mizuba Mail?

What do folks love to order on www.mizubatea.com?
Watch popular tea blogger, Nicole Martin, unbox her favorite Mizuba matcha mail!

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Handmade Chashaku matcha scoop

About the Chashaku

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The history of Uji, Japan

A Little Sip of Uji -cha: Matcha's History in the Region & Mizuba Tea Co.

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Sakura Cherry Blossoms

With Omotenashi おもてなし: Our Ceremonial Matcha Updates

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Three matcha tins in front of smiling woman

Mizuba Celebrates One Year

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Mizuba Tea Co Matcha

Direct from Uji, Kyoto || Mizuba at the Source

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Woman and Man stand in tea field in Japan

Mizuba in Japan: Obubu Tea Farms.


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Handmade Matcha Chasen Whisk

The Chasen - A Guide on How to Use, Care, & Store.

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How to store matcha green tea in the fridge

Making the Most of Your Matcha: The Care and Keeping of Your Tea

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Drink matcha green tea

The Art of Matcha Preparation

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Mizuba Tea Co in Japan

The Journey to Japan

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