National beverage of Japan
In recent times, Japanese culture has become popular in many countries around the world. Due to this traditional Japanese food has become known to almost all, but the most traditional beverages are still not solved.
The most common of traditional Japanese drinks are: vodka, Japanese sake and Japanese green tea. As you know, sake is a traditional alcoholic beverage. The Japanese sake is also called “rice vodka”. The production of rice vodka began in the period when they started growing rice. Drinking sake at first only noble citizens. But then some time later, rice vodka could drink and ordinary people.
After the traditional sake are fortified drinks and liqueurs. The most popular fortified alcoholic drink is vodka low grade – Shochu . This vodka, made from rice or sweet potatoes. Shochu is a vodka little-known among visitors to the country, but very popular and loved by the people of Japan. Also became popular whisky in Japan, and already there are a couple domestic species. The most famous of them is Suntory.
Japanese vinegary produce traditional wines, mostly sweet varieties. Wines are considered the most popular rice wine (mirin) . traditional plum wine, and there are and the most unusual fruit wines made from different fruits, for example, from special varieties of mandarins. Add plum wine in a variety of alcoholic drinks, sometimes in tea and it is served by a traditional Japanese sushi or rolls. These sweet wines are perfect with sweet desserts.
Popularity among the population of Japan won the traditional beer production . Made in Japan is just incredibly large variety of Beers that are so similar its taste in English and in German light beer. Only three of the most common varieties of Japanese beer: Asahi, Sapporo and Kirin. Traditional Japanese beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in Japan. Beer made with rice and barley. A sparkling alcohol or “Kaposi” recently invented Japanese brewing company. This drink has a milder taste due to a lower dose of malt, but by the content of alcohol in him he looks like a real beer. New Tires and Genre Ganru is one of the newest and already quite popular types of beer. This beer may consist of soybeans, peas and young wheat. Among soft drinks the most popular beer is “Hoppy”.
Many Japanese people prefer to drink soft drinks. Among these popular beverages is green tea. Japanese restaurants serve green tea for free and not anything added. Green tea appeared in Japan in the VI century, and in the middle of the XIV rapidly began to develop the tea ceremony. Today, the tea ceremony has become so popular that many tourists come to Japan to learn, and maybe to look through all the subtleties of the tea tradition. In Japan, more and more tea shops open for ordinary people who can afford to buy real tea. Green tea is processed using “Mushi” (pair). Very often the green tea leaves is treated with a special kind of treatment called “asamushi”. This process lasts only from 30 seconds to one minute. During this processing green tea leaves buy herbal scent and are more sturdy than other varieties of tea. As for cooling beverages, the Japanese residents are very fond of sliced ice, and different cold drinks.