Is bottled or canned green tea popular in your country? Have you tried them? The first canned green tea in Japan was released in 1985. Now bottled teas have become widely accepted in contemporary life style. Some young households do not even have a teapot. They don’t prepare tea at home. They just buy brewed ones from supermarkets or at convenience stores.
Konnichiwa, it’s meヽ(^。^)ノ This weekend I joined a workshop for tea instructors and advisers. This time, we learned about canned and bottled green tea.
So, do you think bottled teas are real tea? Are they artificial tea?
Before that, what is real tea?
Yes, maybe the tea prepared with tea leaves and a teapot can be called real tea. Then, do you know how bottled teas are made?
** How bottled tea is made **
1. Extracting tea leaves
3. Blending (To produce stable quality of bottled teas, tea concentrate is extracted and then it’s diluted)
5. Bottling and capping
After attending the workshop, my understanding of bottled tea is that they are real. It is because bottled tea is made of extracted essence of tea leaves. Have you looked at the ingredients shown on the label of bottled tea? It usually says that the main ingredient is TEA. There are some things in common and different between bottled teas and brewed teas. I’ll talk about it on the next entry. Jah!