We relocated to Central New York
and reopened on March 10,2020.
Healthy European-Inspired Japanese Bakery
OZU'S ORGANIC MATCHA PASTRY WELCOMES YOU
We use high quality ingredients and Kyoto Matcha. Our cakes, cookies and bread are also packed with special care by using fabrics and ribbons from Japan. Our company believes that food should be healthy,
delicious and pleasing to the eyes.
Ozu's Organic Matcha Pastry
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All The Goodness
Take in all that we have to offer at Ozu's Organic Matcha Pastry. We provide our customers with the best, most delicious, and of course, freshest products in the New York area. Our customers rave about our Japanese Pastries inspired European.If you’re curious as to why, stop by our store to experience it for yourself. We guarantee that once you do, you’ll soon understand what the buzz is all about.
Our Fresh Cookies will have you on the train to flavor town in a matter of minutes. A favorite among many of our customers, not to mention a staff favorite. Purchase this yummy food today, before they’re all gone! Flavors so good your taste buds will thank you.
Are you constantly craving something satisfying and delicious on those warm days? Look no further, because we have exactly what you need! At Ozu’s Organic Matcha Pastry we carry a variety of products, including Matcha Sesame Pudding, which will be sure to gratify your taste buds. Wondering how you can get your hands on this cool hot item? See below to purchase it for yourself today!
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In the Kitchen
Cookies, bread and cakes can be a big part of a person’s life, bringing back heartfelt memories from our past. As people get older, they tend to avoid pastries for health reasons. When people buy our products, they can still enjoy sweets without worrying about the ingredients (artificial and preservatives) unlike most items that are being sold today. We also believe in eating healthy plus being socially responsible to our planet at the same time. NYC is one of the most diverse cities in the world and the interest in Japanese culture is rising. There seems to be a lack of Asian pastries that exist with strong emphasis on high quality, healthy ingredients, Euro-Asian fusion and being sensitive to the environment. We want to change this. Our pastries will spread Japanese culture to the world and promote healthy habits.
Hi Everyone! We are Naoki & Michiko Ozu. We are a husband and wife team. Naoki is a mechanical engineer with 20 years of experiences working for popular Japanese corporations such as Hitachi. He likes football (soccer in America), rock music and bringing his ideas to life. Michiko studied English Literature at Columbia and Psychology at NYU. She enjoys reading classics, science, drawing and writing poetry. We believe we can merge our diverse knowledge and skills into something new and meaningful for people around the world.
Our Tea Story
- Our Tea Story
I started drinking tea at a very young age. When most young children switch from milk to juice, I went straight to tea. I was born in Myanmar and was lucky to have different cultural experiences. I look forward to drinking tea with my grandparents every day. My grandparents kept my imagination active. At age 6, I moved to America and lost contact with my grandparents. I never saw them again. I missed everything about them and those tea times together. Whenever I drink tea, I always think about them and feel that I can somehow relive those happy times from my childhood.
I met my husband and our thoughtful minds connected to start a Matcha pastry business with a focus on aesthetics presentation.
My husband, Naoki, is from Mie Japan. We got married in 2014 and he moved to NYC for me. He increases my knowledge of Japanese culture especially with tea and sweets. His family enjoys eating sweets. His grandmother and aunt can make very delicious milk pudding. They know how to make special Japanese Mochi (rice cake) with red beans. When he was a child, he is very excited to visit their house. They made sweets and shared it with him. He learned that it’s important to drink tea when eating sweets. Tea can help relieve the sweetness. Naoki’s mother knows a traditional way of drinking Matcha called “urasenke.” Occasionally, she would make tea for the family. Sweets and tea are constant themes from his childhood. Naoki and I came from very different educational backgrounds. He studied mechanical process engineering and worked for popular corporations like Hitachi.
I studied art, literature and psychology at Columbia and NYU. I could not find a job easily after graduation. I think the mains reasons are my dyslexia and ADHD. I suffered from these two conditions since I was a child. Even with the daily struggles, ADHD and dyslexia come with many positive traits. Some of them include visual thinking, creativity and problem solving. I want to use my creativity and positive childhood memories for my career. Therefore, my husband and I thought of Ozu’s Organic Matcha Pastry.
Ozu’s Organic Matcha Pastry believes in eating healthy plus being socially responsible to our planet at the same time. The interest in Japanese culture continues to grow. It’s still hard to find Asian pastries with strong emphasis on high quality, healthy ingredients, Euro-Asian fusion and being sensitive to the environment. We want to change this.
Our online bakery will go a step forward in creating healthy Japanese baked goods by only using Authentic Matcha from Kyoto & inspired by popular European pastries. We put special care in our baking process by selecting fine ingredients. Extra time will be used on the presentation and packing processes. We hope to do this by packing our pastries with ribbons and fabrics from Japan. There will be a different design every two weeks. This can influence people to start a collection or even lead to other creative outlets. A future possibility might be Michiko’s poetry and art.
Our company believes that food should be healthy, delicious and pleasing to the eyes.
Green tea is good for your health.
Matcha is Super Food.
Matcha's Health Benefits
1. Food poisoning prevention (Catechin)
2. Regulate the stomach (Catechin)
3.Prevents cancer and lifestyle-related diseases (Catechin)
4.Blood cholesterol inhibition (Catechin)
5.Cold prevention (Catechin, Vitamin C)
6.Tooth decay and bad breath prevention (Catechin-fluorine)
7.Anti-allergy (Catechin, Saponin)
8.Improve blood flow (Saponin)
9.Hypertension improvement (Catechin, Theanine)
10.Relaxation of muscles (Theanine)
11.Insomnia prevention and sleep promotion (Theanine)
12.Premenstrual syndrome and menopause symptom relief (Theanine)
13.Fatigue recovery and awakening (Caffeine)
14.Dementia prevention (Caffeine)
15.Green tea is delicious without vertigo
16. Help with diet
18. Detox effect
From May to August, new green leaves will be growing in Japan. Mountains, seas and the ocean surround Japan. On the slope of the mountain, you can find green tea gardens and rural landscapes spreading throughout the ground. The Japanese tea production areas are Shizuoka, Kyoto, Aichi, Mie’s Ise. Ise is very popular and the Japanese Prime Minister Abe held a summit there in 2015 for leaders from all around the world. Another famous place for Matcha is Kyoto. Kyoto has a very long history with Matcha.
When I visited Kyoto, I passed in front of a teashop. I don’t know what is the correct expression. But there was a strong, sweet and roasted smell. It was a very good smell. It is like an aroma. Matcha is very special to me. My mother had known about Matcha. She learned “Urasenke” for a long time. Occasionally my mother would make tea. My wife grew up drinking tea as early as age 3. Tea brings back precious memories with her grandparents. A famous person named “Sen No Rikyuu” spread Matcha in Japan. He created the “Omotesenke” and “Urasenke” methods for tea ceremony.
Japan is known for “tea ceremonies.”
Its way is very profound. It is not simply drinking tea. The ceremony begins with a bow and ends with an expression of gratitude. The main difference is “Omote senke” tea does not need to be whisked. “Urasenke” involves whisking. The tea will form small bubbles on the surface. These bubbles add a mellow sweetness to the bitterness of tea. Matcha is an important part of Japanese culture. It is a way to soothe a tired body. If you eat sweets or deep fried foods, drinking Matcha can help you feel relieved.
Matcha relaxes your mind and you can experience the moments of healing.
We wish we could share the charms of Matcha with everyone.
- Matcha Memory