Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Matcha yogurt — simple and simply delicious

The taste of matcha complements the flavor of yogurt wonderfully — and turns yogurt into an even healthier treat.











—Mellow Monk

 

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

More reviews: Mountain Snow and Crimson Grove

Jamie at Rub of the Green declares that our Mountain Snow is the best matcha he's ever had.


Our Crimson Grove faired well at Teaviews, scoring 9.5 out of 10, 7.8 out of 10, and 9 out of 10.


Thank you, reviewers, for your professional, in-depth reviews of our tea! If you are reading this and would like to review any of our teas, please drop us a line at info at mellowmonk dot com.





—Mellow Monk

 

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Sororitea Sisters champion chariTEAs

The SororiTEA Sisters tea review blog has just put up its ChariTEAs page, which lists the wide range of charities that tea companies support.


Knowing the world of tea and the many compassionate folks who inhabit it, this list is sure to grow and grow. If you know of tea company that supports a charity — or if you are one — please let the SororiTEA Sisters know.




A sneak peek at the SororiTEA Sisters' mucho mellow site.


—Mellow Monk

 

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Where in Japan are our growers?

We have received a lot of inquiries lately about where in Japan our growers are located.


Our growers' estates are in Kumamoto Prefecture, which as you can see on Google Maps is quite far from the disaster-stricken areas of Miyagi and Fukushima.


However, we and our growers are doing what we can to help the people there.



A stream near the Shirakawa Suigen (Shira River Fountainhead), in the Aso region of Kumamoto Prefecture.


—Mellow Monk

 

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Help us help Japan

Mellow Monk is now donating 15% of every sale to the Japanese Red Cross to support those affected by the earthquake and tsunami there.


We will submit the donations on a weekly basis through Google's Crisis Response site.







—Mellow Monk

 

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Our growers are alright

Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and concern about our green tea growers.

They are all doing fine. The Aso and Kuma areas of Kumamoto Prefecture, where they live and grow their tea, is at the opposite end of Japan from Sendai, where the earthquake occurred.

They said their deepest thoughts go out to everyone affected by the disaster, and the same goes for all of us at Mellow Monk.

Thank you again for your well wishes.


—Mellow Monk

 

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