Here in Brussels this week-end we had a preview of what a summer in Belgium can be.
As a japanophile I was wondering what kind of Japanese, healthy drink I could get to overcome my thirst.
Mariage Frères has a whole range of what they call « French Summer iced tea » (not sure what is so French about them or it is just a marketing argument) Among the wide variety of iced teas they offer one has caught my eye (and possibly my wallet): The Summer Yuzu.
Kusmi offers an other kind of Japanese flavor: Frozenmaicha (14€/10 bags). I would not recommend matcha iced tea for people who are not used to non sugary drinks. It might leave a leafy feeling in your mouth. I personally love matcha and it is known to be really good for your health.
Gryphon Tea Company has an impressive range of iced teas. My preference goes to the Summer Peach (5.80€/50 gr). I am not sure of the provenance of that black tea but peach is for me one of the most common summer fruits to have in Japan.
Tea wise you are all set for Japanese inspired refreshing drinks.What about containers now?
In order to do things properly you will have to get a proper iced tea carafe. Kusmi iced tea carafe is pretty and simple (25€).