Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Green tea


Green tea is now popular in Japan.

As it was rare when 20 years ago, many 24/7 stores, supermarkets and vending machines sell cold canned and plastic-bottled green tea. When I was a child, we didn't drink cold green tea so often and only drink the hot one.

Now there are many 24/7 stores all over Japan and they sell a variety of boxed lunch, called bento in Japanese. Cold or hot green tea goes well with the lunches. So many people buy green tea, together with the lunch, at 24/7 stores for a lunch.

Plus, green tea is very healthy since it contains Vitamin C, catechin and so on.

By the way, I am surprised to hear that sugar is added to green tea to drink in some countries, but we don't add sugar into it.

2 Comments:

At 2/28/2007 5:43 PM, Anonymous Raquel said...

Hi Macky,

I like a lot the green tea, and also the red one.

Here in Barcelona, in Chinese's food store is selled this Japanese tea, and as you say without sugar.

I prefer to add sugar, since the sour flavor doesn't like =O(, probably due to this reason in these stores also sell the cold Chinese Tea with sugar =O).

Raquel

 
At 3/06/2007 12:17 AM, Anonymous mike c said...

I loved the iced green tea when I was in Japan! I wish i could find it here in Canada. Some stores import them but they all have a little sugar. The north american made iced green teas, which are becoming popular, are quite sweet... too sweet :(

 

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