Drink

Tap Water in Japan: Is it okay to drink directly? Is the taste different?

Japan's tap water is very drinkable. The national water infrastructure is reliable and purification facilities are well-maintained, so the tap water is of good quality and easy on the stomach. Though in the north of Japan (which would include Tokyo), the water tastes slightly more mineralised. In fact tap water is sold in Japan. Bottled Tokyo tap water is available for sale. This product was created for Tokyo PR purposes, so it can be purchased for around 100 yen a bottle.   Is the taste different? Some visitors to Japan, particularly those from Europe, may notice something strange when they ...

Iced Coffee Is My Buddy? Japanese Summer Too Hot!

In Japan, iced coffee has been drunk since Taishō period (around the 1920s) in coffeehouses. It is served with gum syrup and milk. Japan's summer is very hot and iced coffee is loved by many people. Cold tea was already popular, so it was natural to drink cold coffee. Freshly brewed and full of flavor, Iced Coffee is the perfect pick-me-up any time of day or night, giving you the boost you need to keep on running! It takes some planning, but its full, rich flavor makes the wait worthwhile.   How is it made? The ideal coffee for this ...

The Japanese and Sake: RICE WINE

Sake is made from rice. Kõji (malted rice) and water are added to steamed rice, and this mixture placed in a vat is left to ferment with yeast for 20 days. After fermentation, the mixture is ready for pressing, filtration, and heating. Sake, often called Seishu (lit. clear sake), is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from rice. Of all brewed alcoholic beverages, it is the highest proof. this has been a Japanese alcoholic beverage since ancient times. Sake has a wine-like aroma When drunk cold, good sake has a taste similar to fine quality wine. As a result, there are ...

Mugicya is the most suitable drink for the summer

 

Probably, green tea is known as Japan’s most popular drink. However, ‘Mugicha’ is actually the most popular one during the summer seasons in Japan. Almost definitely, it will be found in everyone’s fridges. So what is Mugicha? Mugi-cha literally means ‘barley-tea’. To be qualified as the most popular drink, it is just simple to prepare; bring the water to boil then just add a cupful of whole roasted barley grains (mugi). Here’s the clear brown tea is done! Since it uses roasted barley, it’s caffeine-free. So it is a good drink for everyone from children to elders. Commonly, it is ...

Tha fashion behind Green Tea

Green tea is definitely a typical drink for Japanese people, though actually coffee is quite competitively common in real life. Green tea has several forms such as ‘first harvest’, ‘second harvest’, ‘roasted’ which is caffeine-free, and ‘powdered’ known as ‘matcha’. Green tea in which roasted brown rice is blended is also popular for its toasty flavor. No way One thing that can be almost assured is that Japanese do not have idea of putting sugar in green tea. In fact, bottled green tea is more popular than brewing tea in the pot nowadays. You will find so many products of ...

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