Japanese tea is popular worldwide as a symbol of Japanese culture, healing your mind and body as well as slaking your thirst. It is not only drunk every day but also is selected as gift and used to welcome guests. There are different kinds such as green tea, roasted green tea and powdered tea. This article provides with five most selling Japanese tea.
Why is October 31 Japanese Tea Day?
While October 31 is Halloween in the West, it is Japanese Tea Day. On this day of 1192, a monk called Eisai, founder of Japan’s Rinzai Sect, brought seeds and the manufacturing method of tea from Sun, China, and October 31 was decided to be Japanese Tea Day.
Which Japanese Tea is Selling Well?
Based upon Urecon’s sales ranking data, top 100, Japanese tea selling well at Japanese supermarkets and drugstores has been picked up and is shown below.
No. 1: Ito En, One Pot Green Tea Bag with Powdered Tea
This product uses steamed green tea which has a strong flavor and dark color, and vivid green powdered tea is added. Its unique nonwoven filter draws out the deliciousness of the tea. This can be infused both in cold and hot water.
No. 2: Ito En, One Pot Roasted Green Tea Bag
This product is made by thoroughly roasting domestically produced tea-leaves to draw out fragrance and sweetness. It also uses the nonwoven filter to improve its taste. This can be infused both in cold and hot water.
No. 3: Oi Ocha Premium Tea Bag Brown Rice Tea with Uji Powdered Tea
With this tea bag, you can enjoy two cups of tea with the great taste as if it was made with teapot. This product uses roasted non-glutinous rice, blended green tea with great aroma and powdered green tea produced in Kyoto and grinded with stone mill. Tea-leaves are 100% domestically produced, and triangle nylon bag is used.
No. 4: Ito En Premium Tea Bag Green Tea with Uji Powdered Green Tea
This product uses green tea with great aroma, Gokumushi green tea which is steamed for four or five times as long time as usual with two steps when manufacturing to improve its taste, color and fragrance, and Uji powdered green tea produced in Kyoto. Tea-leaves are 100% domestically produced, and triangle nylon bag is used.
No. 5: Oi Ocha Green Tea, Tea Bag
Source: Ito En
This product is made by blending green tea with great aroma and powdered green tea with vivid green color. Tea-leaves are 100% domestically produced, and its unique powdered green tea is finer than usual and realizes aromatic and beautiful.
On individual packaging, a haiku out of fifty different ones that won Ito En Oi Ocha New Haiku Award is printed.
Have You Found Good Japanese Tea?
How did you like this ranking of popular Japanese tea? It might be good to relax yourself with your favorite Japanese tea after fun Halloween parties.
Reference: Urecon Japanese Tea Sales Ranking
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