Ocha Tea Blog

What is the best temperature for green tea?

What is the best temperature for green tea?

Tea drinkers fret a lot about the best temperature for the perfect cup of green tea.  If the water temperature is too cool, they worry, you might not ...
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Radiation in green tea

Radiation in green tea

New customer emails to Ocha & Co very often share the same line in the Subject bar. “Is there radiation in green tea in Japan? ” or "Has your green...
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Kukicha

Kukicha

A tea made of twigs might not sound instantly appealing - but believe us, Kukicha (Kuki means stem or stalk, and cha, of course, is tea) is a really n...
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Kabusecha

Kabusecha

Just like our Gyokuro tea, Kabusecha (Kabuse - shaded, Cha - tea) benefits from being kept under wraps and shaded from the sun to interrupt the photos...
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Kyoto Uji Matcha

Kyoto Uji Matcha

There’s no better way to enjoy matcha than to throw yourself mindfully into the ritual of preparing it and then drinking it yourself.  And there’s no ...
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Japanese Black Tea

Japanese Black Tea

Japanese tea is synonymous with the color green. So much so, in fact, that many of our global customers think we’re joking when we tell them about Och...
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How many cups of green tea a day can you drink?

How many cups of green tea a day can you drink?

We sell our Japanese green tea because we are proud of its quality, taste, and freshness. The most common questions we receive from customers are how ...
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How to make hojicha latte

How to make hojicha latte

Matcha is taking the world by storm and gaining popularity by the day, but perhaps not many have heard of its Japanese tea cousin, Hojicha. You can in...
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What is Hojicha tea?

What is Hojicha tea?

​Japan is the world’s foremost producer of fine green teas, some of which we’re all familiar with. There’s the green tea we enjoy at sushi and other J...
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Matcha green tea latte recipe

Matcha green tea latte recipe

You probably are already familiar with the tastiness and some of the health benefits of drinking matcha. Matcha is essentially green tea leaves that h...
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What is the difference between green tea and black tea

What is the difference between green tea and black tea

Since its first discovery in Ancient China, tea has been a beverage that’s been enjoyed across the world for centuries. Nowadays, there are several va...
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How much caffeine in our green tea - the results

How much caffeine in our green tea - the results

"How much caffeine is in your green tea?" is the question we get asked the most along with whether we have a green tea that is caffeine-free. Even th...
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