- Do you think drinking tea is good for our bodies?
- When do you usually drink tea?
- definitely /DEF-uh-nit-lee/
- combination /kom-buh-NEY-shuhn/
- aroma /uh-ROH-muh/
- subtle /SUHT-l//
- fine /fahyn/
[adverb] without any doubt
Mario will definitely come here before dinner.
[noun] the mixture you get when two or more things are combined
Bread and milk are a good combination for breakfast.
[noun] a strong, usually pleasant smell
Everyone wants to go to the flower garden because of its aroma.
[adjective] not loud, bright, noticeable, or obvious
The taste of this milk tea is very subtle.
[adjective] very thin or in very small pieces or drops
This grain of rice is so fine.
Main Types of Japanese Green Tea
Matcha is a fine green powder that sparkles when mixed in hot water. It also has a calming scent. We can always drink and savor its wonderful taste in tea ceremonies. This tea is so popular that people have created several sweet combinations like matcha with ice cream, chocolate, cakes, frappes and more.
Hojicha is a type of tea that uses roasted tea leaves. It shows a beautiful brownish color and creates a mild taste when mixed with hot water. Hojicha is enjoyed by all generations in Japan for its taste, aroma, and the brown color that reminds them of the fall season.
We can find sencha in most Japanese restaurants. Its soothing quality made it popular among the Japanese. Sencha is loaded with vitamin C, has a clear yellowish-green color and equally-balanced flavor.
Genmaicha is a combination of sencha tea and brown rice. A lot of Japanese are interested in drinking genmaicha because of its toasted and nutty flavor.
Gyokuro is one of the finest blends that Japanese love. Because of its subtle and distinct seaweed flavor, some foreigners may not be accustomed to its taste. One should consume it little by little to get used to its distinct taste.
This type of tea is made out of tiny leaves. Konacha can be found in most sushi restaurants. They prefer konacha because it is cheap and has a strong flavor.
Bancha is made out of mature tea leaves. Once mixed with hot water, it sparkles in a golden color. It is popular among the Japanese because of its fine taste and rich quality.
Apart from the teas mentioned, Sobacha (from roasted buckwheat groats) and Wakocha (Japanese Black tea) are also some of the varieties that the Japanese tea culture offers.
- According to the article, why is sencha popular among the Japanese?
- Which type of tea is one of the finest blends in Japan?
- Why do Japanese people like bancha?
- Why is hojicha enjoyed by all generations in Japan?
- Based on the article, why do sushi restaurants prefer konacha?
- What do you think is the reason why Japanese tea culture made it popular all over the world?
- Which tea in the article have you already tried? How was it?
- Are you going to try all these types of Japanese tea? Why or why not?
- Do you drink tea daily or seldom? What’s the reason?
- Now that you learned a lot about Japanese teas, which type of tea that you think you can drink daily? Why is that?