- Do you like drinking tea?
- Do you drink tea everyday?
- popular /POP-yuh-ler/
- shine /shahyn/
- roast /rohst/
- serve /surv/
- tiny /TAHY-nee/
[adjective] liked, enjoyed, or admired by many people or by most people in a particular group
Sushi is one of the most popular foods in the world.
[verb] to send out or reflect light
The stones in my necklace shine beautifully.
[adjective] to cook food in an oven or over a fire
The president really likes the roasted coffee beans from our province.
[verb] to provide food or drinks
Japanese restaurants serve delicious foods.
[adjective] extremely small
Ants are so tiny.
Main Types of Japanese Green Tea
Matcha is a fine green powder that shines when mixed with hot water. Its smell is very calming. We can drink and enjoy its taste in tea ceremonies. This tea is popular and people like to mix them with chocolates, ice cream, cakes, frappes and more.
Hojicha is a tea made of roasted leaves. It shows a beautiful brownish color when hot water is poured. A lot of Japanese people like hojicha for its calming taste. This tea is also loved by the Japanese people because of its taste and smell, and its brown color reminds them of autumn.
Most Japanese restaurants serve sencha. This tea is quite popular because Japanese people like its taste and quality. It also has a lot of vitamin C and a clear yellowish-green color.
Genmaicha is created when sencha tea is mixed with brown rice. Many Japanese like drinking genmaicha because of its nutty and toasted flavor.
Gyokuro is one of the best blends in Japan. Some people outside of Japan might not like gyokuro because of its seaweed taste. We should drink it in little amounts to enjoy its unique flavor.
This tea is made of tiny leaves. Most sushi restaurants serve konacha because it is inexpensive and has a strong flavor.
Bancha is made from mature tea leaves. It creates a golden color when poured with hot water. It is not well-known outside Japan but popular among the Japanese because of its taste and quality.
Other than the teas mentioned above, Soba cha(from roasted buckwheat groats) and wakocha (Japanese Black tea) are also some of the varieties that the Japanese tea culture offers.
True or False:
- Japanese restaurants don’t serve sencha.
- Gyokuro is one of the finest blends of Japanese tea.
- Bancha is a popular tea outside of Japan.
- Hojicha gives a brownish color and mild taste.
- Konacha is made out of big leaves.
Complete the sentences by using the words in the box.
- The diamond _______ so brightly.
- The waiter will ______ my order.
- My favorite band is _____ in Japan.
- There are ______ holes in my door.
- Brenda wanted a ______ beef for lunch.