Kei Nishida is back with his latest book on the subject of Green Tea: Green Tea Cha, How Japan and the world Enjoy Green Tea in the 21st Century. In this 143-page book Tokyo native Nishida covers the changing use and appreciation for tea in the 21st Century. He brings together a collection of facts and observations that allows the reader to peer into the cultural mindset of those who enjoy Green Tea. He begins by explaining how tea is enjoyed in Japan today and the merger of traditional Japanese culture with that of the jihanki (vending machines). He ends with a discussion of Green Tea Beverages that “you’ve never heard of before but are drop-dead delicious.”
Each chapter brings together a plethora of information about the uses of Green Tea in his pleasant, informative style, encouraging the reader to seek out these drinks and dishes for themselves. By the end of the book, readers will not only have a list of “must-try” drinks and dishes but also an appreciation for this powerful, tasty antioxidant.