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 →

Tigresse Matcha

Brand: Gateau Festa Harada Cost: Break Room Found At: Break Room Not long ago, the sixth graders went to Kyoto on a school trip. They saw all the big sites – Kyomizudera temple with its beautiful view, the golden and silver pavilions that shine in the autumn sunlight, Sanjusangendo with its thousand life-sized statues of... 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 →

Matcha White Choco Cookie

Brand: 7-11 Cost: A Gift from Lisa Found At: 7-11   I do not buy this cookie for myself. I cannot buy this cookie for myself. If I set that precedent, then it’s all over. Healthy eating promises will be broken, budgeting will go out the window – it’s less of a slippery slope and... 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 →

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