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Boricha
japan
southkorea
barley coffeee, called mujicha in Japan
Boricha drink
© sndimg.com
Barley coffee (roasted barley herbal tea) is a drink made with crushed and torrefied barley grains. So it contains no cafeine. Golden liquid with a taste going from sweet hazelnut or roasted bread to pronounced coffee taste according to the time it infused. In summer Boricha is tasted all day long fresh without any add. In winter you can drink it hot with honey or lemon. Cereal teas are Yulmucha (adlay), Boricha (barley), Okusucha (corn tea), Genmaicha (brown rice tea of Japan). ... read next
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Genmaicha
japan
Genmaicha drink
© mayaka.com
Brown rice tea, also called "popcorn tea", is a mix of green leaves of Japan tea and roasted rice. It suits salted meals but can also be drunk chilled all day long. Wears a pleasant mild taste.
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Mangajo
japan
Mangajo drink
© picaud.fr
Range of green-tea drinks with only 75 Kcal for 100ml, without artificial flavours, preservative free, sweeteners free and with no sugar added. Healthy and refreshing ! Available flavours : lime, goji, pomegranate, açaï or rooibos and grape.
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Mugicha
japan
barley tea
Mugicha drink
© lafujimama.com
Very popular in Japan during summer, mujicha is available in the form of large tea-bags to plunge in cold water. In Europe mujicha is called barley coffee and is consumed cold in summer and hot in winter.



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Calpis
japan
Calpis drink
© flickr.com
Popular drink in Japan. Calpis is essentialy composed of water, milk powder and lactic ferments. Its slightly sour and lactic taste reminds of the taste of a sweet yogurt diluted in water. This (very expensive) drink is often sold concentrate forms to dilute before consumption in japanese drugstores. Some pre-diluated versions are sold under the generic term of Calpis water and Calpis soda for the soda version. Calpis is also used as a syrup to aromatize Kakigoris. (wikipedia) ... read next
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Ramune drink
japan
Ramune drink drink
© yum-cha.fr
Choose litchi, melon, banana, champagne, or octopus flavour. The glass bottle is corked with a glass marble that the user has to push in before drinking, which requires a good training ! Empty bottles are brought back to the shop for recycling.
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Matcha tea
japan
Matcha tea drink
© matchamountains.com
Foamy bitter drink served for the tea ceremony. Finely ground green-tea powder is rather expensive and has to be sifted before adding water. In modern drinks (as in USA and Japan) it can be mixed to milkshakes, coffee with milk...

Japan - tales
Kintaro
japan
Kintaro tale
© moderntokyotimes.com
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Princess of bamboos
japan
Princess of bamboos tale
© geekroniques.fr
Princesse Kaguya see japanlover.me see whisperingbooks.com




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Momotaro
japan
Momotaro tale
© nipponconnection.fr

Japan - movie
The Taste of Tea
japan
Le Goût du thé
The Taste of Tea movie
© 3continents.com
released in 2004.



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Like Father, Like Son
japan
Like Father, Like Son movie
© media-amazon.com
released in 2013.
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