Ochawari (お茶割り), Shochu sprit with tea has been earning its popularity in Japan nowadays.
Ochawari can have so many combinations as both tea and shochu have a wide range of varieties.
Shochu with green tea, called Ryokuchawari (緑茶割り) isn’t a new thing. It is one of the classics of Ochawari.
However green tea benefits can be still outstanding even it becomes an alcoholic drink.
As green tea is rich in vitamin C and caffeine, glucose in the bloodstream gets increased and helps to break down alcohol.
Moreover, green tea’s diuretic effect increases your toilet trips so that alcohol passes from your body quicker, which means
less chance to have a horrible hungover next morning.
When you feel like trying Ryokuchawari, rice shochu (米焼酎) is recommended for its clear taste.
Renowned Kumamoto’s rice shochu with Miyoshi green tea may become your drink of 2019!