Here is a table of contents of our blog so that you can find an article of your interest more easily. You might also want to visit “For The Thirsty Mind FAQ” to find empowering facts. Enjoy reading over a good cup of tea!
BETTER Matcha Latte than anything Starbucks has to offer
Looking for a better matcha latte? Matcha and green tea latte have become a staple for the health-conscious. But, as with almost everything, not all the matcha latte and green … Read More
Hojicha Apple Puff Pastry Squares
One of our favorites to enjoy in a chilly evening is Hojicha powder tea. Our Hojicha powder tea uses organic tea leaves especially dark roasted just for us in Japan. … Read More
Tea Master Who Makes Shade-Grown Tea in Japan
Shade-grown tea in Japan is getting really popular. During our Japan Tea Tour 2019, shown in the above picture, we visited a tea master, Mr. Sakamoto, at his tea farm … Read More
Milk and Green Tea
You may have seen or heard this before: “You shouldn’t mix milk with green tea as milk proteins bind with green tea antioxidants and negate the green tea health benefits.” This … Read More
Living with Cancer
September is a prostate cancer awareness month. We hope this article gives encouragement to the folks who are fighting against prostate cancer. In the last issue, we featured German research … Read More
Aluminum and Green Tea
Aluminum is one of the essential elements for the root growth and development of tea plants, Camellia sinensis. Thus, aluminum exists naturally in Camellia Sinensis. The toxicity of aluminum is … Read More
Is Sencha Powder cancer-fighting tea?
Have you ever wondered if Sencha powder really kills cancer cells? Is the tea you are drinking a cancer-fighting tea? The answer is YES, and we have the proof, thanks … Read More
How to Flatten the Curve of Blood Sugar Spikes Naturally
In the past several months, we’ve been trying to flatten the curves of COVID 19, while keeping our immunity optimal. Think every time you drink Green Tea, you are strengthening … Read More
Matcha Lemon Blueberry Smoothie
This recipe, Matcha Lemon Blueberry Smoothie, uses only four ingredients and despite the simplicity, it makes a super scrumptious and healthful snack. Matcha, lemon, and blueberries–they are super healthy … Read More
“Matcha Pad Thai Noodle” made with “Matcha Grilled Chicken”
Matcha is an interesting ingredient. It’s popular due to its super-powerful antioxidants. But most of the recipes using matcha are not so healthy–mostly sweets and ice cream. The gorgeous bright green color adds the fresh look to the good old sweet recipes. But, wait–we love Matcha for its health power, don’t we?
How to make BBQ and grilling healthier and more delicious
How bad is BBQ? Are you planning to enjoy grilling this weekend? Grilling outside sounds even more fun than usual this summer after the whole spring we spent indoors … Read More
Hamburger boosted with Umami and Green Tea Antioxidants
Did you know Green tea antioxidants make the grilled meat safer and more enjoyable by reducing HCA formation in your grilled meat? In addition, Green tea will enhance the flavor–In … Read More
“Each additional cup lowers mortality risk by 4%
As we are aware, tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and premature death in general. Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times … Read More
How to move forward strongly despite uncertainty
The upheaval caused by COVID-19 is affecting every one of us. After all of us went through the turmoil of community lockdown for a few months, some businesses in your neighborhood … Read More
What is Matcha Grade?
One of the questions we get asked frequently is “Which Matcha is the highest grade”? I believe this question is based on the assumption that “the highest grade is … Read More