Frequent Flyer Program

Posted in Uncategorized by jagajared on December 28, 2010

I have been getting a lot of requests about the Frequent Flyer Program. As a sample explanation, here is a sample of email correspondance with a customer in Denmark:


I am happy to hear that you wish to try our maccha all the way from Denmark.

As you are a student of Urasenke, please consider the following:

Butterfly is our lowest grade (a perfect medium grade, balancing bitter and sweet)

Please look at our other grades online at http://www.jagasilk.com/catalog/20/maccha

We also offer “the Frequent Flyer Program” for maccha fresh in. We order monthly from Uji, Kyoto, Japan, and supply many custoers with “refills” for their maccha tins. These refills come in a sealed, foil pack, but do not include the tin. They are $6 cheaper tahn the price listed on the website.

It is normally $20 for shipping outside of the country as a flat rate. It is $5 for “refill only” orders as they fit in a standard envelope and cost less to ship.

I recommend our “tasting set” which includes a maccha tin with an inner lid and 4 x maccha 20g (Happy, Butterfly, Dragonfly, Nirvana) for $87. This would allow you to try each grade one after the other and then select your favourite(s) for the monthly shipments (if you choose to join).

We would then send you monthly, fresh maccha shipments to Denmark at a $5 flat rate.


$87 + $20 for your first shipment is what I recommend ($22 + $20 for just Butterfly 20g)

Following that, if you select Butterfly 20g for the Frequent Flyer program, a common order would look like:

Butterfly 20g refill at $16 x 4 = $64 + $5 shipping
= $69 per month for fresh monthly shipments of maccha to Denmark.

Thank you and apologies if this is an overly complicated answer.


Jared and Miyu Nyberg

p. 1.778.430.5683
f. 1.778.430.5684

A17-633 Courtney St
Victoria, BC, V8W 1B9


JagaSpam Issue #9: The Christmas Issue

Posted in Uncategorized by jagajared on December 23, 2010


In Japan, maccha chocolate is always done with white chocolate to prevent the green tea flavour from being lost. With white chocolate, the aromatic and smooth bittersweet of the tea completes what the chocolate begins.
With the culinary and small batch expertise of our friends at Orange Duck, we were able to blend our freshly stone ground Uji region organic maccha green tea with Schokinag white chocolate for unbelievable results. Wow.
Come down to teh teabar to grab some. $4 for 7g of absolute awesomeness. Email me if you would like them couriered. ($10 flat fee no matter how much you purchase)


After months of waiting, the chasen have arrived!!!!!!!!! They almost made it to the teabar today but Canada Post and us weren’t at the same place at the same time. We will be waiting for them tomorrow morning and should have chasen and maccha starter kits tomorrow! There are some beautiful kits!

– Apprentice Kit – Simple and sweet with an Apprentice chasen, ceramic chasen stand, Apprentice bowl, and chashaku
– Journeyman Kit – Has a Shin chasen, ceramic chasen stand, Apprentice bowl, and chashaku and comes in a beautiful cedar shingle box by Jess Williams
– Macchartist Kit – Shin chasen, oak chasen stand, kan’nyu bowl, chashaku, sieve, measuring spoon and comes in a fold down thin cedar box/display by Brad Mielke

These sell out so quick it is unbelievable, so be there or be… without a Kubo chasen


The Frequent Flyer program for people wanting fresh-in maccha has been going awesome! Some people have been bringing in multiple grades, regular shipments of Macchai, making sure they stay in stock on their green tea bath salts, and have extended the meaning of the Frequent Flyer Program from a project focused on getting people the freshest maccha in North America to a place were we keep Jaga peoples in stock on all their Jaga stuff!

The system for our Limited Offering monthly loose tea selections is going well too. You can grab them monthly and pay monthly, pay for 6 months for 5% off, and 12 months for 10% off. This has been a pretty nifty gift for those in need of good tea without the time or locale to get it.


Cool stuff at the teabar for Christmas gifts for the inner tea geek:
– tea sets & decanters by Harumi Ota
– Maccha green tea bath salts
– Masala Macchai
– Cards by Erica Rieger
– Hand-bound books by Accentric Arts (we use them for tea journals!)
– Icecream by Orange Duck
– Japanese kimono clutch bags, bracelets, cell-phone holders by Toyo (our good friend Toyoko residing in Nagoya, Japan)


We will close Dec 25 – Jan 10 for the holidays!

JagaSilk Christmas Tea Party & Orange Duck Icecream Company Official Launch Party

Posted in Uncategorized by jagajared on December 12, 2010

Dec 17th (Fri)
at JagaSilk Teabar (17A-633 Courtney St, inside Nootka Court in behind the Bug Zoo)

– 12pm Doors open
– 1pm … Tea & Fresh Fruit Pairing
– 3pm … Organic Icecream Sandwich Sampling
– 5pm … Wine-bottled Tea & Cheese Pairing
– 7pm … Sampling of the Freshest Icecream POSSIBLE (Made right then!!!!!)
– 8pm … Doors close

Funky gifts for your or your loved one’s inner tea geek created by JagaSilk
Artisian icecream made with 100% organic ingredients by the Orange Duck Icecream Company

– New JagaSilk stuff that has never been officially released!!!
– Sign-up yourself or a family member/friend/partner/casual acquaintance for a monthly tea box or the JagaSilk Frequent Flyer Program (fresh maccha subscription)
– Treat yourself to some good cheer and good peoples down at the teabar! (gift certificates baby!)

Have you ever had a maccha latte made with Crane Flies Above the Clouds? It’s basically heretical but oh so disturbingly delicious….
Ever tried 100% organic, small batch London Fog icecream? Maccha icecream made with actually fresh maccha?

Dec 17th shall reveal one of the most exquisite maccha creations we have ever had the opportunity to be a part of….



Jared and Miyu Nyberg

p. 1.778.430.5683
f. 1.778.430.5684

A17-633 Courtney St
Victoria, BC, V8W 1B9