Free Cup of Tea

Green Tea with my sushi

Green Tea with my sushi

In a previous post I talked about sushi at my school. Well my friend and I had a sushi feast the other night at a local sushi restaurant. This blog is not about the sushi this time. Did you know in traditional Japanese sushi restaurants the tea is free? Yes, free.

This does not mean you should demand free tea in any restaurant you go into because they are allowed to charge you. But the Japanese restaurant I waitress in at home we serve free tea. This is most likely because the owners are Asian and it is a part of their culture. Tea originally roots from China says TeaKnowledgeBase website. Tea was used for ceremonies and have continued to be used for every day use.

The most famous tea is green tea is very good for the body. From about.com it says that green tea can help prevent cancer, weak immune system and cardiovascular disease. But there are also many other teas famous in Japan like jasmine tea and black tea. It is tradition for Japanese people to drink tea with their meals. More information about Japanese tea from the website Tea In Japan.

Tea is very good for you. From HealthyNutrition.com it says that the tea plants have bioflavanoids which are antioxidant plant pigments. Tea is filled with vitamins and it helps your immune system. This is why whenever you are sick your parents or doctors will tell you to make yourself a warm cup of tea.

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