Mizuba Tea Co. Featured in Edible Magazine


February 21, 2017

It was an honor to be featured in Edible Magazinea nation-wide periodical featuring the best in local food communities. Read about Mizuba's beginnings in Santa Barbara! 

Read: Mizuba in Edible Magazine, SB

 Posted by Rosminah Brown on January 30, 2017

When Santa Barbara native Lauren Danson accidentally got off the train at the wrong stop while traveling in Japan, she found herself in Uji, the center of matcha tea production. She met a tea farmer and tasted fine-quality matcha, recognizing that the flavors and variations in carefully grown and selected matcha were unlike the imported powdered green tea she’d previously known. The experience was life changing, and she formed the Mizuba Matcha Tea Company.

Matcha is whole green tea leaves ground into a fine powder and consumed entirely, most often by dissolving in water. Matcha has been a part of Japanese tea ceremonies for over 800 years, and is now becoming a mainstream go-to beverage for its healthy qualities and versatility.

Lauren works directly with an organic small-production, 100-year-old family farm in Japan, to offer Mizuba Matcha in several grades—a daily variety, an organic grade and a ceremonial-level quality with select green tea. While traditional preparation of the matcha using a chasen and chawan (bamboo whisk and ceramic bowl) is encouraged, matcha can be added to a morning smoothie, churned in ice cream or baked into bread.

Mizuba Matcha is available at local retailers such as Lazy Acres, Kokutu Elixir Bar, Isla Vista Food Co-op and Isabella Gourmet Foods, as well as online at MizubaTea.com. Follow them @mizubateaco on Instagram for recipes and inspiration.




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The Kitchn thinks Mizuba is the Best Place to Shop Matcha Online
The Kitchn thinks Mizuba is the Best Place to Shop Matcha Online

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Don't take our word for it! See The Kitchn's article about why they love shopping for matcha on our website! :)
Mizuba Wins SBA "Nano Business of The Year Award" for Oregon
Mizuba Wins SBA "Nano Business of The Year Award" for Oregon

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In May, 2016 Mizuba Tea Co. had the honor of receiving The Small Business Administration's "Nano Business of the Year!" Read here to get a glimpse of what helped Lauren propel Mizuba forward. Hint: it comes down to good community!
An 800-Year-Old Tea Brings Me "Aha" Moments Every Day: Mizuba's Story on SFGate.com + Food52.com
An 800-Year-Old Tea Brings Me "Aha" Moments Every Day: Mizuba's Story on SFGate.com + Food52.com

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