You might wonder why I’m shaking a bottle of green tea.
It’s because this is the way how to drink this bottle. I found this unique beverage on my Sizuoka trip.
When I found it on the shelf, it looked like this; the inside of the bottle is clear with no color, and it has a bigger cap than ordinary bottles. It is just cold mineral water and it has powered tea leaves in the cap. The tea is not matcha, but deep-steamed sencha. To prepare the tea, you release the leaves into the water by twisting the green cap. Then, you shake the bottle like what I did in the first photo. The tea is mixed and gets green like the following picture. Now, it is ready for you to drink!
Isn’t this interesting?
Even though I was disappointed finding the tea a little rough with a weak flavor, I think that the concept is excellent. You can have fresh prepared tea anytime, and plus you can enjoy preparing. I like the playful idea. It might need a slight improvement, but in the future, this could be one of standards of bottled tea. Do you see the potential?