I visited London about 20 years ago for the first time. I’ve visited there several time since then. And I did again this spring.Wherever I went, tea meant “tea with milk” before. Every time I visited, I felt the drinking habit had been changing little by little. And this time, few tea shops I visited recommended tea which is good with milk. They recommended green, green-flavored, white etc.
Does that mean their traditional drink is going to die out??? Maybe not. Tea with milk is still there, especially at home.
A young lady who works at a tea shop told me….”Tea with milk is not going to die out because that’s the British. That’s how we do.”
The green tea consumption has decreased in Japan. How many Japanese will say the same thing for our traditional tea? I’m not sure…