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TokyoTea Garden Organic Green Tea Leaves 5 Types Features

Tokyo Tea Garden Premium Organic Matcha Premium Organic Matcha is a high-grade organic matcha grown in a historic traditional tea farm in Kyoto-Uji, the birthplace of Japanese tea.This matcha is made from pesticide-free organic tea leaves, with particular procedures such as: picking the leaves, steam and dry them without crumpling, remove the veins of leaves, grind the tea leaves (now it’s called tencha) slowly and carefully in millstone You can taste the whole tea leave, especially the rich aroma, umami(savory) flavor and sweetness.With this gem you may feel the profundity of high-grade matcha in Kyoto-Uji . Tokyo Tea Garden Premium Organic Gyokuro Green Tea Premium Organic Gyokuro is the highest […]

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Traditional Tatami mat until completion

1、Planting Tatami Rush Grass Tatami Rush Grass does not grow from seed, but is a crop that is grown by dividing the stock twice. It is commercialized using only Rush Grass grown in rice fields. 2、Mow and fertilize Tatami Rush Grass Tatami Rush Grass that has been successfully grown should start fertilizing 70 days before harvest. In addition, 65 days before harvest, the tips are cut and trimmed to allow for more sunlight. 3、Netting Tatami Rush Grass Net the Rush Grass to prevent it from falling over. During this period, Rush Grass grows 4 to 6 cm a day, so the height of the net is adjusted many times according […]

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Oki Tatami mat is recommended for flooring!

How to choose Oki Tatami mat features, types, functions, etc. Traditional Tatami has been popular as an interior material for Japanese houses for over 1400 years.The reason why Tatami mats have been used in Japan for a long time is that Tatami mats are made of natural RushGrass, a material that is very suitable for Japan’s unique hot and humid climate and the living environment of Japan with four seasons. RushGrass, a Tatami material, absorbs moisture in the humid rainy season and summer, and releases it in the dry winter. .However, in recent years, flooring has become mainstream in new Japanese houses, and the number of Japanese-style rooms with traditional […]

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Tatami rug mat frequently asked questions

Preparations for using the Tatami rug mat for the first time Q1. What must be done before using Tatami rush grass products? A1. Tatami rush grass Wipe the surface lightly with a dry cloth 2-3 times to remove excess dyed soil and resin that has not fully penetrated the surface.Tatami rush grass products use dyed soil to maintain the luster and texture of rush grass during manufacturing, and patterned products use dyes to bring out the patterns. Therefore, the soil, dyes, and resin that have not penetrated the Tatami rush grass are attached to the surface, so please wipe the surface lightly with a dry cloth 2-3 times before use. […]

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How to brew delicious organic green tea at TokyoTeaGarden

The higher grade green tea contains more umami (theanine), so it is brewed at a low temperature to reduce astringency and bring out the umami. Theanine dissolves at 50°C and catechin dissolves at 80°C or higher, so please extract gyokuro at around 60°C and deep-steamed sencha at around 70°C. It is recommended to extract the special sencha at around 70-80℃.Although it contains less umami (theanine) than high-grade tea, it contains a lot of catechins, so it should be enjoyed in slightly hot water (80°C) for its umami and moderate astringency. 60℃ / Gyokuro70℃ / Deep-steamed sencha green tea70-80℃ / Special Sencha Green Tea Since the concentration of ingredients contained in […]

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What kind of plant is “Rush Grass”, the material of the Tatami mat?

Tatami mat material “Rush Grass” is a monocotyledonous perennial. In Japan, it grows in lakes, rivers, and wetlands from Hokkaido to Okinawa, and flowers from May to September. The Rush Grass used for the surface material, known as the tatami-omote, has been grown in paddy fields. Harvesting of cultivated Rush Grass for the Tatami mat is usually done in July.It is soaked in mud called “natural dyed soil” and dried. This brings out the unique scent of Tatami, prevents discoloration, and increases the color and luster. For Tatami rug mat, cut the central part of the stem tip and root. The surface material, known as the tatami-omote, requires 4000 to […]

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Precautions when using a mattress on a tatami mat

Some people may want to put a mattress directly on the tatami mat for various reasons, such as wanting to sleep on a mattress instead of a futon, or not wanting to put a bed because the room will be too small.We will introduce how to choose a mattress and points to note when placing it directly on the tatami mat. Lay a mattress on the Tatami mat Can I put a mattress directly on the tatami mat?No problem at all. Of course, you can put a mattress on top of the tatami mat.However, since the mattress was not made to be used on a tatami mat in the first […]

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Do you know how to choose a tatami mat/rug carpet?

Features of Tatami Igusa mat made in Japan Tatami is a unique Japanese culture. Therefore, tatami was originally made only in Japan. Igusa (Tatami Rush material) from Japan is of high quality and has excellent elasticity and durability. Ninety percent of the rush grass used in Japanese tatami is produced in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Kumamoto rush grass is of particularly high quality and has been loved for a long time, which is why these days tatami mats bear the Kumamoto mark. The Tatami Rush itself is beautiful, feels good, and has a fragrance. Japanese tatami is more expensive than Chinese tatami, but it is sturdier and often lasts longer as […]

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Tatami Rush mat size information
Tatami Rush mat size information

We will inform you about the sizes of Tatami Rush mats available at the TOKYO Store.Choose the size that fits your room size. Tatami Rush matte square size 27.6 inch(70cm) Length 27.6 inches (70 cm) x Width 27.6 inches (70 cm)・ Colorful Tatami mat Tatami Rush matte square size 32.3 inch(82cm) Length 32.3 inches (82 cm) x Width 32.3 inches (82 cm) ・ Flare unit tatami matFluffy unit Tatami Rush matSimply place the unit tatami Rush mat on the floor to create a Japanese space. ・ Unit tatami rush mat checkered pattern design blue・ Unit tatami rush mat checkered pattern design brown It is a casual checkered unit tatami mat.A […]

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