Green tea. Lots of green tea.
Sometimes I'm served green tea in beautiful cups. :)I've never been a tea drinker. When I tried peach tea several years ago and didn't care for it, I thought there was no hope for me ever liking any kind of tea. (After all, I'm almost to the point of obsession when it comes to peaches.)
But then I came to Japan. The teachers serve me my choice of either green tea or coffee. Since it's considered inpolite to refuse and since I despise coffee, I started to hesitantly accept the green tea.
Although I'll probably never regard green tea with the same admiration I have for hot chocolate, I've learned to appreciate it. After all, it's always nice to have a warm beverage on a cold, winter day. And it's definitely nice to be served and treated like a special guest!
At Osanai Elementary on Monday, I was served four cups of green tea! They kept pouring, so I just kept drinking. :)