WELCOME TO OUR NEW ONLINE STORE - THANKSGIVING PROMOTION!
Nov
6
to Nov 25

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ONLINE STORE - THANKSGIVING PROMOTION!

Online Promotion: 11/6(TUE) - 11/25(SUN)

  • FREE SHIPPING FOR OVER $10 PURCHASE

  • Receive a $10 promo code towards your next GIFT or TEAWARE purchase when you purchase $20 or more. (The Gift Code will be sent via email after over $20 purchase and can be used for your next purchase.)

SHUHARI Matcha Café just has launched a renewed online store.

To celebrate the new online store, SHUHARI Matcha Café will have holiday promotions, including our holiday gifts available for a limited time only. Don’t miss out!

Click here to take a look around our brand-new website and shop your favorites with the great deal.

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FIRST FLUSH GREEN TEA Coming Soon!
Apr
23
to May 1

FIRST FLUSH GREEN TEA Coming Soon!

We would like to announce that the earliest crop green tea for 2018 will arrive this week! It will be available online and in-store.
Here at SHUHARI Matcha Café, we are celebrating our First Flush Green Tea from Japan.  First Flush Green Tea, or Shin-cha (in Japanese), is made from the very first tea harvest of the growing season. We import this First Flush Green Tea by air to California right after the fresh green tea leaves have been picked in Japan. This seasonal green tea can only be purchased once a year.

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Nov
14
to Dec 31

Matcha Recipe

Recommended Matcha Menu

Matcha is popular all around the world, and can be enjoyed in many different ways. In addition to being an elegant traditional style of Japanese tea, this bitter sweet powder is also delicious when used in hot drinks, sweets, and even snacks! Here are a few great ways to enjoy matcha at home.

 

Matcha in Drinks

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Matcha Latte

Ingredients
1 tsp (1.6g) Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder
7 oz Milk or soy milk
Sweetener (optional)

Directions
1. Combine 1 tsp (3g) of Matcha with 7 oz hot* milk or soy milk.
2. Add your favorite sweetener.
3. Whisk until well combined and frothy.
*If you make Iced Matcha Latte, please add milk or soy milk.

 

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Matcha Ginger Frappe

Ingredients
1 tsp (1.6g) Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder
1 1/4 cups and 3 Tbsp Hot water
5 Tbsp condensed milk
1/2 oz Candied ginger

Directions
1. Pour 1 Tbsp of condensed milk and 3 pieces of candied ginger into a tea cup.
2. Mix the Matcha and 3 Tbsp of hot water in a cup, and stir briskly until the consistency becomes smooth. Then add 1 1/4 cup hot water to mixture and stir again.
3. Pour evenly into each of 5 tea cups.

 

 

Matcha in Sweets

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Matcha Blancmange

Ingredients
For the Blancmange
1 Tbsp (5g) Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder
1 1/2 envelope of unflavored gelatin
5 Tbsp water
1 cup milk
1.5 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
For Red Bean Topping
5 Tbsp sweetened red bean paste
whipped cream for garnish
For the Matcha Sauce
1 Tbsp (5g) Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder
3 Tbsp lukewarm water
1.5 Tbsp sugar                                                                            

Directions
1. Mix Matcha sauce ingredients together and cool in refrigerator.
2. Disperse the gelatin in water. Let stand 10 minutes until softened.
3. Whisk half of the heavy cream to a stiff peak.
4. Heat milk, sugar and remainder of the heavy cream over medium heat in saucepan, whisking constantly.
5. Add the Matcha powder very gradually, pouring it through a strainer.
6. Remove from heat and add softened gelatin, stirring continuously until gelatin dissolves completely to make Blancmange.
7. Place the pan over a bowl of ice water, fold the heavy cream into the mixture.
8. Pour the Blancmange into a dessert size bowl.
9. Refrigerate until firm.
10. To serve, decorate the top of Blancmange with whipped cream and sweetened red bean paste, pouring Matcha sauce on side.

 

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Matcha Cream Puff

Ingredients
For Matcha Cream Puff
1 cup Butter (regular butter)
1 cup Boiling water
1 cup All purpose flour
4 Eggs, unbeaten
Custard Cream filling (Ingredients and Directions Below)

For Toppings
Powdered sugar
Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees. Combine butter and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
2. Add flour and salt, all at once; stir vigorously until ball forms in center of pan.  Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Mixture should be very stiff.
3. Drop spoonfuls onto a buttered cookie sheet. Bake until free from beads of moisture.

Ingredients
For Custard Cream Filling
8 oz whipping cream
1 package (approx. 3 1/2 oz) instant pudding mix
1 1/3 cups milk
1 1/2 or 2 tsp Matcha Powder

Directions
1. Whip the cream until stiff: set aside. Beat the pudding mix and milk together for 2 min. Fold into the whipping cream.
2. Small dessert size: Bake at 375 F degrees for 30 min. Then, change to 350 F degrees for 10 min.
3. Cool, split and fill cooled pugs with filling. Shells may be filled with softened ice cream, sweetened whipped cream or cream puff filling.
4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and Matcha powder.

 

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Matcha Macaroons

Ingredients

For the Macaroon Dough
2 Tbsp (10g) Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder sifted (for a green color)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups powder sugar
7 oz egg white
1/2 lbs almond powder
For Matcha Cream Cheese
2/3 tsp (1.1g) Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder (sifted)
5.3 oz cream cheese
3 Tbsp granulated sugar

Directions
1. In a large bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Increase the kitchen mixer speed to high and gradually add granulated sugar and Green Tea Powder. Continue to whip to stiff peaks - the whites should be firm and shiny.
2. Fold the sifted almond powder into the mixture and knead until the dough is very smooth.
3. Spoon the batter into your pastry bag, and start squeezing onto parchment paper. Let dry at room temperature for about half an hour.
4. Bake, in a 350 F degrees oven for 6 to 7 minutes, then lower the temperature to 300 F degrees and bake another 13 to 15 minutes. While baking, open the oven door twice to let out the moisture.
5. Remove macaroons from oven and transfer parchment sheets to a cooling rack. when cool, gently peel the parchment off the backs.
6. Pair macaroons of similar size, and spread well-mixed Matcha cream cheese filling onto one of the macaroon, then cover with the other similar size macaroons to make a sandwich. Serve at room temperature.

 

 

Matcha as a Snack

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Matcha Dip

Ingredients
1 tsp (1.6g) Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder
7 oz cream cheese
1.8 oz sour cream
1 tsp Kombu-cha (seaweed powdered tea)
6 Tbsp broken walnut
3 Tbsp chives
3 tsp ground red pepper
5 dashes sea salt

Directions
1. Remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator before use to allow it to soften.
2. Mix sifted Matcha and Kombu-cha.
Add to the cream cheese and sour cream and blend thoroughly.
3. Add red pepper and chives to the paste and mix lightly.
4. Refrigerate. When cold, serve with a garnish of walnuts, chives and red peppers.
Serve with vegetables or your favorite crackers.

 

Matcha Rice Krispy

Ingredients
6 cups Popped rice cereal
10 oz Marshmallows
3 Tbsp Butter
3 tsp Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder
3 Tbsp Dried raspberry

Directions
1. Melt butter and marshmallows over med heat in a large saucepan.
2. Once completely melted, add Matcha and mix again.
3. Remove from heat and mix in cereal and dried raspberry, stir until well.
4. Pour the mixture into a parchment paper lined baking dish and let cool for 10 -15 minutes before serving.
So what do you think? Whether used in drinks, or infused into sweets and snacks, Matcha is a tasty treat that can be enjoyed by men, women, kids and adults alike.

I greatly encourage you to try some for yourself!

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Nov
6
2:30 AM02:30

Effects and Benefits of Matcha

Matcha is Japan’s Superfood

When you think about superfoods, things like acai berries and chia seeds might be the first foods that come to mind.  Well, Japan has its own superfood too and it’s called Matcha! Used around the world in making sweets and lattes, matcha is not only tasty but also boasts many health benefits as well.  Today I would like to talk about its health, healing, and beautifying effects.

 

Healing Matcha

Matcha possesses various mental and physical healing abilities.  Key amino acids inside matcha have a relaxing effect and are great for providing stress relief.  Matcha also contains caffeine to elevate your mood and relieve fatigue.  Also, a nutrient inside called theanine relaxes your brain and enhances your ability to concentrate!

 

The Healthy Tea, Matcha

Matcha is a tea that is great for your health.  It is loaded with vitamins and a great way to boost your immune system.  Matcha also contains a lot of theanine, a nutrient that improves quality of sleep, so regular consumption can promote sound sleep.  Not only that, but the dietary fibers inside matcha help fight against constipation as well.  Above all else, Matcha can also help reduce your risk of strokes as well as skin, breast, and liver cancer.  In this day and age where cancer is on the rise, these effects are most welcome.

 

Beautifying Effects of Matcha

In addition to its health and healing benefits, matcha tea is good for your appearance as well!  Matcha is rich in vitamins.  Vitamin C which helps fight spots and freckle, vitamin E for skin protection, and vitamin A for skin moisture retention and keratinization defense. Matcha is the tea that does it all!  The catechin and vitamin E inside also possess antiaging effects that help fight spots, wrinkles and sagging.  Drinking matcha regularly can also help fight against fat so it’s a great diet addition for men and women alike!

So as you can see, matcha contains a wide variety of nutrients and provides many positive health effects.  Other teas are healthy too, but since matcha is made by adding ground up tea leaves directly into hot water, no nutrients are lost and its health effects are even stronger.  If you don’t want to go out and buy a tea set to make your own, why not try it in a latte or in ice cream first?   Every cup of Matcha brings you closer to healthy and stress-free living!

 

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Winners Announcement for Matcha Recipe Contest
Oct
6
to Oct 31

Winners Announcement for Matcha Recipe Contest

We are pleased to announce that the winners of Instagram Matcha Recipe Contest. 

Category A: Beverages (special lattes, smoothies, drinks etc.)
1st place, One (1) 
cleaneating_jp   Hot matcha red bean drink
2nd place, One (1) 
avocadomariko   Healthy smoothie
3rd place, Five (5)
tanisgrice   my favorite matcha
vegandakota   matcha latte
illyafriedman   Magic Matcha Milkshake
anastasia_lang_photos   matcha latte
lovablekuma   Matcha Jello with Condense Milk

Category B: Sweets (cakes, pies, cookies etc.)
1st place, One (1) 
marikosdeli   Matcha Christmas Tree Cake
2nd place, One (1) 
sb.bykatrina   matcha cake 
3rd place, Five (5)
annalyssamariaaa   matcha blondies
careyk320   macha cake
cleaneating_jp   Matcha cashew cheese cake
mahinahinan   Green Tea Mousse
tracykumo   matcha marble chocolate

Category C: Savory Dishes (pasta, pizza etc.)
1st place, One (1) 
lovablekuma   Savory Matcha Crostini
2nd place, One (1) 
__biken__   Matcha Fried Chicken
3rd place, Five (5)
kdbraddell   Matcha Kissed Creamy Broccoli Soup
marikosdeli   Layered Matcha Rice Salad Recipe
shibukisf   matcha tempura
threadsofinsanity   Steamed Fish with Matcha Sauce
tsukamo_chan   Green Tea Udon

For their outstanding work they will receive the following prize:

1st place, One (1) $100 Shuhari Gift Card or Promotional Code
2nd place, One (1) $50 Shuhari Gift Card or Promotional Code
3rd place, Five (5) $20 Shuhari Gift Card or Promotional Code

We also want to thank all of the participants who entered; we received many outstandingphotos. 


Congratulations, Everyone!

  1st place, One (1) Category B: Sweets (cakes, pies, cookies etc.)   marikosdeli   Matcha Christmas Tree Cake

1st place, One (1) Category B: Sweets (cakes, pies, cookies etc.)
marikosdeli Matcha Christmas Tree Cake

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Instagram Matcha Recipe Contest
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Instagram Matcha Recipe Contest

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Healthy Matcha recipes are limitless.
Share your own recipe and win a prize!

 
Instagram Matcha Recipe Contest
Twenty-one (21) winners will receive Shuhari Gift Gard!
Enter between September 1 and September 30, 2017

To Enter:
1. Follow @shuharicafe
2. Create your own matcha recipe
3. Post your recipe with pictures or video
4. Tag #matchagenic + @shuharicafe

1st place, One (1) $100 Shuhari Gift Card
2nd place, One (1) $50 Shuhari Gift Card
3rd place, Five (5) $20 Shuhari Gift Card
* Winner can choose either Gift Card or Promotional Code for SHUHARI Matcha Café online store 
* Seven (7) in each category will be selected by us based on creativity and presentation.

Category A: Beverages (special lattes, smoothies, drinks etc.)
Category B: Sweets (cakes, pies, cookies etc.)
Category C: Savory Dishes (pasta, pizza etc.)
* Winner will be announced on October 6, 2017 on our Instagram feed.
* We will share the winning photo or video on our Instagram feed.
* We will notify the winner via email or directly on Instagram. Explain how to collect the prize.
* If you need Matcha powder, pick it up in the store or email us info@shuharicafe.com with your name, address and Instagram account for FREE! First-come, first-served.
* No purchase necessary.
* Contest opens to U.S residence, age 18 and up.

 

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‘Fly Me to Japan’ Sweepstakes Award Ceremony
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

‘Fly Me to Japan’ Sweepstakes Award Ceremony

In conjunction with All Nippon Airways, we are incredibly excited to host an award ceremony to present our ‘Fly Me to Japan’ Sweepstakes’ grand prize winner, Carissa Caparas, with two complimentary round-trip tickets to Japan.  

To celebrate our connection with Japan, we launched the ‘Fly Me to Japan’ Sweepstakes during our grand opening activities back in July. Our customers were granted the opportunity to enter to win two round-trip tickets to Japan, courtesy of All Nippon Airways, to experience and understand SHUHARI’s rich Japanese heritage.

The CEO of SHUHARI’s parent company, Maeda-en USA and a representative from All Nippon Airways will present the local winner, Carissa Caparas, with the grand prize in store.

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