Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tea From Japan

 
Austin's host family sent gifts of Japanese tea to me.
I can't read Japanese, but I can determine from
the pictorial directions on the back
the first package is loose leaf and...


the second package is
 
tea bags.  
 
Austin said he drank green tea every day with meals
at his host's home.  
 
But, he doesn't think he drank teabag tea.
His host mother made tea in a teapot for the family.  

Look at the tag on this tea bag with a
cutout so it will hang on the teacup without falling in. 
 
Brilliant idea, in my opinion!  
Austin said there was a little residue left in the bottom
of his teacup everyday, similar to the photo.
Could it possibly be Matcha in a teabag? 
Austin and I will continue to do a little more taste-testing
during the next few days.

5 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It was kind of the host family to send you some tea and nice to try some direct from another country.

Angela McRae said...

I thought "matcha" as soon as I saw that. And I agree about the genius of that teabag design -- U.S. tea companies ought to try that!

Joy said...

The perfect gift for you! And I, too, think that tag design is inspired.

Marilyn said...

What a thoughtful treat. I bet it is matcha in a teabag.

Rosemary said...

Over the years, my Japanese pen pal has sent me different green teas that were either a combination of sencha/matcha or genmaicha/matcha. I don't believe they would put just matcha in a teabag, so I'm guessing you have a combination of either the sencha or the genmaicha with matcha. What a great gift!

 

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