Monday, June 8, 2009

Green tea coke

Only in Japan..

I hardly drink soft drinks like coke but I do love drinking tea. Jasmine, oolong and green tea are my favorite ones. How about Green tea coke? Sounds so Japanese for me..
I believed the great benefit of antioxidant from green tea but I doubt it will change my perception about coke even it comes in green tea flavour.

Green tea-flavoured Coca Cola hit Japanese stores this Monday (June 8). They claimed that it contains tea antioxidants called catechins, leaves a slight green tea aftertaste and is mainly targeted at health-conscius woman in their 20s and 30s, Coca Cola (Japan) Co. spokesman Katsuya Sato said. 

"We wanted to cater to people who are looking for something that tastes good but is also good for health and beauty," he said.

Rival Pepsi Cola is countering with another exotic cola, Japanese basil-flavoured Pepsi Shiso, which will hit stores in late Jue. 

Source: Japan Times

Green tea coke
(Photo courtesy of AP Photo)


beckyferris said...

hmmmm, interesting. i think they cancel eachother out :)

onsen soaker said...

I just bought it today. At first It tasted like normal coke, but a moment later a little bit astringent. I prefer normal coke.

Rashai said...

Beckyferries, indeed always interesting watching two giant in a fight :)

Rashai said...

Onsen Soaker,
Really ? you prefer the normal coke? anyway I am not a fan of coke :)

Satoko said...

I don't drink coke, but usually "cc lemon" by suntory after sports, it's with much Vitamin C.

But if it's so healthy, I should try this green tea coke :) Curious about the taste. maybe not so sweet unlike normal coke!

Rashai said...

Same with me, I'd rather drink Vitamin C drinks than soft drinks.
Go get one and let me know if it tastes good :)

Jeanne M. Wigoena said...

Kayak nya ga ngefek deh biar d kasih rasa yg menyehatkan.. coke tetap saja coke..but, I wonder how it tastes, hahaha..

Rashai said...

Yup.. coke is coke, mending teh rasa coke kali ya? he..he..

Jeanne M. Wigoena said...

wakakak..ancurr deh Rash..
mending teh ya teh, coke ya coke.
mana tau loh kalo pas dicampur malah jadi racun..gawaaat..hohoho