Hearing the words "summer beverage," you might think of carbonated drinks but with the kind of summer Japan has, you can be sure that the Japanese had more traditional refreshments. And some of the best of them, you can find in the Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Summer Beverages Set, brought to you by a store that has been in Nara since the beginning of the 18th century, specializing in bringing its customers the finest wares Japan has to offer. Their main thing is crafts but you could argue that the Japanese attention to detail makes everything a craft, even food and drink!
Coffee is king when it comes to Japanese beverages, so the Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Summer Beverage Set contains 10 35 g (1.2 oz) packs to make your own cold brew cup. But tea is the other king, so of course you get three bags of hojicha (roasted green tea), another three of peppermint tea, and another three of lemon tea. Also, and this is where things get more exotic (or more deeply Japanese, if you prefer), you get a 200 ml (6.8 fl oz) bottle of ginger syrup and three servings of freeze-dried amazake (sweet sake). Try them all and see which helps you survive the summer the best!
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