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11/30/2009

Ume Cha../梅茶・・

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Umeboshi (Japanese sour plum) is one of my favorite snacks.  The tartness of the plum practically has me falling off my chair each time I pop one into my mouth, and yet, I'm so addicted, I can eat these things by the dozen...  This obviously doesn't do wonders for the stomach though... 

梅干は私の大好きな食べ物です。口に一粒ぽんと入れるとすっぱくてびっくりするのですが、僕はやみつきで、ダースでも食べれます。胃に悪くないことは明らかなのですが。

Aside from being eaten on its own, this little treat can be added to a variety of beverages and dishes for a little extra kick.  I personally enjoy a cup of hot Japanese green tea with an ume plum floating within - relishing its tart yet delicate essence in harmony with the slight bitterness of the tea.

梅干だけを食べることは別として、このちっちゃな食べ物はちょっとした贅沢を楽しむために様々な種類の飲み物や食べ物に加えることが出来ます。個人的には緑茶に梅干を入れて楽しみます。お茶の苦味とのハーモニーの中にすっぱいんだけどデリケートなエッセンスを味わうことが出来ます。

Another very particular yet nourishing tea is the Kombu Cha.  This tea blends the flavors of both Japanese dried seaweed together with the delicate aromas of green tea.

また別で、とても独特な栄養満点のお茶は昆布茶です。このお茶は日本の乾燥昆布の香りと緑茶のデリケートな香りの両方をブレンドしています。

Both are very simple to make...  Brew your favorite Japanese green tea (mine is the gen mai cha that comprises of green tea leaves and popped rice) and add either an ume plum or a few slivers of Kombu to your green tea and steep for about 3 mins before taking a sip of the revitalising essence.

両方とてもシンプルな作りかたです。あなたの好きな日本茶を入れて(僕のは緑茶の葉っぱと炒ったお米から成る玄米茶です)梅干か少しの昆布をその活力を与えるエッセンスを飲む約3分前に浸します。

I normally drink these 2 types of tea on days I am not feeling well, or when I have come down with a cold.  This is not to say they are a remedy for illness, but somehow they give me a bit of a lift when I'm not feeling 100%...

僕は普通これらの2種類のお茶を気分がよくなかったり、風邪の引き始めのときなどに飲みます。これは病気の治療薬とは言いませんが、私が100%の気分で無いときにちょっと気分を高めてくれる効果を見せてくれます。

November 30, 2009 |

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