One of the (many) reasons I love Japan is because it is full of all sorts of weird and interesting things. Some of these “weird things” are places, such as the Robot Restaurant or a Rabbit Cafe, others are food and drinks, such as Salty Watermelon Pepsi or Sour Pickled Plum flavored Fanta.
Basically, Japan is never boring.
One of my (many) hobbies is to try “weird Japanese things.” Recently I’ve been on a drinking binge – where once or twice a week I try out the weirdest drink I can find in a grocery store.
Like the alcoholic green tea in a can.
This alcoholic drink is a “chuhai” (supposed to be Japanese shochu or vodka with carbonated water) type…
But, well, it didn’t taste like any of the chuhais that I love.
It was 5% alcohol. I bought it for a friend from America while she was visiting, because she LOVES green tea and was like “alcoholic green tea in a can? That sounds awesome!”
Except it wasn’t.
It tasted like watered down, stale green tea with a dash of cheap vodka.
My friend, the wonderful guest that she is, did drink the entire can. Ryosuke and I all tried it, but couldn’t stomach it…
Apparently if you dissolve a bunch of sugar into it, it doesn’t taste “too bad.” I still thought it was nasty.
Sadly, this one is going to get a 2/10 on my scale of drinks – not a full “0” because it IS alcohol green tea in a can, which is a pretty neat novelty.
Just, you know, it’s pretty gross. Sorry. If you’re looking for delicious and weird drinks, I recommend both Salty Watermelon Pepsi and Sour Pickled Plum flavored Fanta. Or really anything else on the shelf.