August 23, 2009
When I first came to Japan over 20 years ago, I wanted to put sugar in my green tea. Papa was horrified.
"We don't do that," he said.
Over the years, things have changed. Green tea latte with milk and sugar is now served in restaurants and sold in cartons and individual cups at convenience stores.
Here is a carton of cold green tea (no milk, no sugar). Usually, we drink cold mugicha in the summer. We also drink cold oolong tea or milk tea or lemon tea. Milk tea is black (western) tea with sugar and milk. Lemon tea is black tea with sugar and lemon.
This was the first time I had tried cold green tea. It was good!