Thursday, August 7, 2008

Japanese sweet tea?

Yesterday, some students, Mike and I went to Teaism Café, which is a Japanese restaurant. I ordered beef ochazuke (boiled rice with tea poured on it; simple meal) and Japanese sweet tea. Before ordering, I thought Japanese tea is not sweet but I ordered and it tasted so bad, the worst tea I’ve ever drunken!!!! But ochazuke was so good!! But it was a little Americanized. At the store, there are some Koi (carp). The koi were beautiful, some are white, some are gold….. In Japan, there are many koi, so when I saw the koi, I remembered Japan.


Nina Liakos said...

Many places have koi here. One of my favorite places in Washington is the National Arboretum, which is a kind of "tree museum." There are many large, beautiful koi in a pool there.

Are you a little homesick? Don't worry because you will be back in Japan before you realize it! But I know you will take advantage of each day's experiences while you are here so that you return home with many precious memories.

Hiromi said...

Hello, Tomoya~!
I once tried the Japanese sweet tea when I was in the US, but it was not good either.... :(

Ai said...

Hi, Tomoya!

We also couldn't get plastic bottles of non-sweet Japanese tea in America^^;; If you want to drink non sweet drinks, go CVS and buy water, and go a chinese restaurant near the university of MD and buy some teabags^^! Try it!