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Green tea infused with little-known Japanese fruit is Lipton’s new convenience store summer beverage

By Jess, grape Japan

If you’re a tea fan, the chilled section of a Japanese convenience store can be a surprising paradise, filled with wondrous cold tea options. This includes green tea, black tea, milk tea, oolong tea, and even some very Japanese seasonal options to try out.

For example this year, Lipton released a sakura tea latte carton drink, which was limited to only the spring season. Now that spring is coming to an end and we welcome summer, they’ve got another seasonal treat up their sleeve, which also makes use of distinctly Japanese flavors and ingredients.

This new tea blend, in suitably bright and summery packaging, is the Green Tea Hyuganatsu Mix.

The hyuganatsu is a little-known fruit, which is named after Miyazaki prefecture where it was likely first discovered. Miyazaki’s ancient name is Hyuga, and natsu means summer, making this Japanese citrus fruit the perfect treat for the season.

But it’s not the only fruit juice involved. Lemon and green apple juice have also been added to the iced green tea base, resulting in a sweet and refreshing beverage.

The drink will be released in Japanese convenience stores from May 19, but will only be available until around July.

Source: PR Times

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I generally prefer non-sweet beverages but I love hyuganatsu....

If I manage to actually come across this in a store I’ll probably give it a try.

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Little known?

Hardly. Hyuganatsu is common in season all over Japan.

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I'd like to try it but it depends on whether they've added sugar.

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Yes I would give this a go, but for the sugar content.

Gran is depleting my stock of English tea. I have had to order more.

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Ugh, Liptons. Foreigners believe British people drink Liptons tea. We don’t.

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The package looks like Lemon Tea of HK and honestly, British Tea isn't good, it's just that Queen used to sip tea a lot lifting her pinky finger to ease off her mind from her boredom palace, thus British Tea!

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Too bad I'm allergic to green tea. Never knew until my first trip to Japan.

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Shonen Knife wrote a song saying, 'I like green tea!'. Well I do too, especially when it's cold! Ahhhhh. As for the addition of that Japanese fruit I'll try anything once. Sounds good and refreshing to me.

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