2012/07/30

Tea and Food culture

Japan is a green tea country. However, its consumption has decreased while that of black and oolong teas has been increasing. The change of eating habits could be one of the reasons.

Speaking of Japanese food, you may think of sushi, sashimi and vegetables stuff, which are considered healthy food that brings out the taste of the ingredients. But that’s not always the case at table in Japan now. Rather than those, our diet including home-cooked meals are more westernized. More meaty, oily, cheesy and oily….In that case, the fermented tea such as black and oolong teas go better with since the teas clean richness in one’s mouth. Of course, green tea is a must, but we have more and we will.