The Saturday a week ago was a very happy day for me. I was unexpectedly given three gifts on the same day.
One of them was from my friend who had come to our place for a meal with her husband two weeks earlier. We both live in the same local area but hadn’t managed to meet up for a while. She had previously invited us to a party at her home so we were glad that we could return the favour. And now she sent me a gift. It was this posh Tea Towel with lovely Allium hand print on unbleached cotton. It has such a clean look. I probably cannot use it as I don’t want to get it dirty.
The other two gifts came in the evening. We had another guests for a meal. The second gift was Dairy Free Chocolate with Ginger which was made locally in North London. The taste of the bitter Dark Chocolate (60%) and heat of the Ginger make unique combination. Definitely a treat only for adult.
The third gift was this Japanese ‘Sencha’ Green Tea in a fashionable package. It is a high quality Green Tea made with ‘Mecha’ (young tea leaves) which was produced in Kyoto. Kyoto is one of the famous places for making Green Tea. Each tea bag was wrapped individually (of course! it’s made in Japan) and one thing I noticed was that the instruction of ‘How to make Green Tea’ came in English and also illustrated as well as in Japanese. I never thought that there would be a time when Green Tea is drunk worldwide.
I appreciate this gift very much. Nowadays we can find Green Tea even in a local supermarket in London but it has to be Japanese one for me. Non-Japanese Green Tea tastes very bitter. I believe it goes through a fermentation process to make the flavour stronger. On the other hand Japanese ‘Sencha’ tea has gentle sweetness which I love. If you have found Green Tea is too bitter for you, try Japanese ‘Sencha’ tea next time. It might change your opinion about Green Tea 🙂