Because of move and change of Internet provider, my PC didn’t work for a while. Still busy in moving, I haven’t fully ready yet, but I am back again. Anyway…..
Pet bottled drinks are really popular in Japan, yet more people start to carry “My Bottles (their own thermal tea bottles)” now. Especially, among young “My Bottle” people, “tea stations” have been paid attention. People can get freshly brewed-tea such as Sencha, Hojicha, Wakocha (Japanese black tea) at the reasonable price at some tea shops and cafes. (as of Dec 2011, about 180 tea shops and 40 cafes offer this service)
Why the tea stations are are getting popular?
There are several reasons; Less expensive than buying Pet bottled drinks: people can get warm drinks anytime even this cold winter time: eco-friendly because bottles can be used again and again.
Recently, the sales of Japanese tea leaf have been declined especially among young people. This tea station system could help the future of Japanese tea industry.