barley coffeee, called mujicha in Japan
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
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.
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, aša´ or rooibos and grape.
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.
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
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.
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...