Friday, June 8, 2012

Shaking a bottle of green tea


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?


4 comments:

  1. very neat! it would prevent the tea from becoming bitter, loosing anti-oxidants, and being damaged by sunlight. it would be neat if it were a reusable container you could put your own tea in, to enjoy cold anytime!

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    1. That’s a great idea! How nice reusing the bottle with your own tea!
      Speaking of which, I have seen a product that makes your idea come true. It is a filter to attach on the opening of the bottle. Pictures >> http://news.walkerplus.com/2011/0113/13/

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  2. Once I had the idea for a battery operated hot water heater. I think the biggest problem with portable tea is the hot water. Transporting cup and tea leaves is easy, but maybe not always easy to find hot water.

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    1. Good point! Finding hot water is usually difficult. The battery operated heater is a good idea! I have seen a heater for a meal package for army, which heat up by mixing some kind of chemical and water. It could be another option.

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