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Green Tea Umeshu

One of my favorite drinks I discovered since living in Tokyo is Kishu Ryokucha Umeshu (Green Tea Plum Liquor). I am a sucker for green tea anything, and when I discovered that there was a drink that fused green tea with one of the other things I am a sucker for -- umeshu, I was convinced I had found myself living in the right country.

Green Tea Umeshu

Saburo, a bar in Hatagaya serves Ryokucha Umeshu on the rocks. The combination of Saburo's crystal-clear block ice, shaped with an ice pick, and this grass-green colored liqueur is an excellent after-dinner indulgence. The umeshu lends a sweet and tart taste, while the green tea element throws in an aromatic pleasure boost.

One of the top items on the list of things that I will miss in Tokyo is Kishu Ryokucha Umeshu. Although I might be able to order direct from the Nakano Group, I suspect I'll really have to shell out the yen for shipping.

Green Tea Umeshu