Happy International Tea Day!
Did you know, today 5/21 is the day to enjoy our break time buddy: Tea!
A cup of tea has very close relationship with me. Whenever it’s meal time, there is a glass of water AND tea to wash out my mouth. If I don’t have a cup of tea, I feel like I haven’t finished my meal yet;)
So when you eat Japanese food, what do you drink?
Green tea? Classic.
Ramune soda? Don’t chase a ball inside of the bottle too much!
Sake? Hot or cold: this is how you start a big debate.
Miso soup? Well, Japanese is difficult, we say “eat” miso soup. I still remember my grade school teacher’s mean face:(
For those who enjoy Japanese food, I recommend drinking Hoji tea, roasted green tea!
It’s actually a type of green tea but since it’s roasted before brewing, they have more savory, deep rich flavor compared to green tea. You’ll feel a hint of smoke hit on your nostril and you take a sip, and this is what makes you a huge fan of hoji tea!
It’s a shame not so many cafes offer hoji tea unlike green tea/matcha, so if you find it, you have to get it, or, you can roast green tea leaves at your home and make it on your own!
My final batch of hoji tea…now I should think about roasting them on my own:)
So what’s your favorite tea and what do you celebrate with International Tea Day?
Whatever you choose, that must be so refreshing and yum!
Cheers to International Tea Day, everyone:)
<Other Tea Recommendation>
I only drink it when it’s a special occasion! Marie Antoinette Tea(Product Review)
Add some fruits flavor for your refreshment! Peach Oolong Tea
Not autumn but who said it’s autumn only drink? Chai Tea Latte
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)