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Refreshing Umeshu Cocktails

Umeshu (Plum Liqueur) Umeshu, also known as Plum Liqueur, is a Japanese liqueur made with ume plums steeped in liqueur and sugar. It’s a tangy and sweet liqueur with an alcohol content of about 10-15%, depending on the brewery. It became a popular drink in Japan sometime around the 17th century. Its delicate taste made […]

Recipes for a Matcha Lover

Matcha (Green tea Powder) Matcha is the powdered tea leaves of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Green tea used for matcha is shade-grown a few weeks before harvest to produce more caffeine and theanine. The shade-grown method turns the leaves a darker shade of green by stimulating an increase in chlorophyll levels. Once […]

Shochu Cocktail – Oolong-hai

Oolong-hai Tea is great, but did you know you can make it better by adding alcohol? Oolong-hai, is alcoholic oolong tea that is popular in many izakaya restaurants. It uses a mild shochu variety into the mix and mugi shochu is usually recommended in order to have a balanced flavour. With a slightly more delicate […]

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