Supplement Green Tea with Matcha

Brand: Natural Lawson Cost: 145 yen Found at: Lawson   A meal’s worth of dietary fiber.   WHY DOES THIS TEA HAVE A MEAL’S WORTH OF DIETARY FIBER??   I mean, I’m all for getting more fiber in my diet – bowel health is important, after all - but when you’re teaching in an elementary... Continue Reading →

Yomonoharu Matcha Tea

Brand: Ito En Cost: 120 yen Found at: Narita Airport 7-11 My goal in life is to try every bottled tea in Japan. It is an impossible goal because there are lots of little brands that sell their teas in hard-to-find vending machines or impossibly fancy boutiques. I also simply do not have the traveling... Continue Reading →

Nagomi Delicious Green Tea

Brand: Coca-Cola Cost: 129 yen Found At: Lawsons Coke is delicious. I love coke. The Coca-cola company does great things with its sugary beverages. But please do not mess with tea. Bottled tea is precious to me, and I do not trust the Coca-Cola company with the responsibility of making a quality cup of tea.... Continue Reading →

High-Quality Tea

Brand: Sapporo Price: 150 Found At: Vending Machine The thing I really love about living abroad is that life is full of little victories. If I buy shampoo and not fabric softener? Victory. If I get off at the right train stop? Victory. If I learn how to pay for my amazon purchases on my... Continue Reading →

Craftea Orange Tea

Brand: Minute Maid Cost: 160 yen Found At: Vending Machine   Sweet tea is my green eggs and ham. I do not like it. Which is odd, because I like sweet things and I like tea and I like to eat my sweet things with my tea. But I don't like sweet tea.  So, it... Continue Reading →

Macha Oi Ocha

Brand: Italian Wysteria Garden Cost: 129 yen Found At: Mini Stop You know those people who are almost too easygoing? So relaxed that they make your life more stressful. They are so perfectly content to go with the flow that they are inevitably in the way. You cannot put any decision to them because doing... Continue Reading →

Nadamen Green Tea

Brand: Asahi Cost: 160 Found At: Vending Machine Every now and then in Japan, you run across a right-wing nationalist party. They are extremely hard to miss, standing outside the train station and yelling into a megaphone, or driving through the city blasting patriotic music out of their back and gold vans. Their messages vary,... Continue Reading →

Earl Grey Tea

Brand: 7-11 Premium Cost: 100 yen Found At: 7-11 When I bought this, I did not know what it was. This is the great danger of the Japanese foreign-word phonetic alphabet: without spaces or accents or kanji characters, it can sometimes be very hard to parse what is being spelled. Emil often complains to me... Continue Reading →

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