Microwaveable Green Tea Bottles
Stay Warm this Winter
When the Japanese flowers from the spring begin to lose their petals and the leaves begin changing from green to red, it's clear the autumn and winter months are near. While not everyone enjoys the colder weather, Japan's winters are often a chilly time meant for enjoying hot-springs, hot pot, and hot tea. Even better, the cooler months mean all of our favorite vending machines offer more than just refreshing beverages, they offer your choice of hot teas or coffees to sip on while it gets cold out. Still, not everyone can finish their warm tea/coffee and sometimes there's bounds to be leftovers. Of course, while we want to just throw our bottle in the microwave to reheat things, it's actually not quite recommended to do so.
In fact, among the five major drink companies in Japan, Coca-Cola, Suntory (Boss Coffee, C.C. Lemon, Natchan!), Kirin (Mets Cola, Royal Milk Tea, Kirin Beer), and Pokka-Sapporo all advise not to place beverages in the microwave to reheat while in the original bottle.
While that may be an inconvenience for some, at least one brand offers you the chance to reheat your bottle (albeit, recommended only once). Ito En Green Tea bottles can be reheated, as long as they have the special orange or gold colored cap. There's also usually a disclaimer on the side (which is typically listed in red). The side of the bottle will have instructions, but keep in mind you can't reheat the bottles unless you drink a little first.
Keep this travel hack in mind and you'll be sure to stay warm even when it get's Hokkaido Cold. Or just skip the fuss and travel to Jigokudani to see adorable snow monkey and bathe in relaxing Japanese hot-springs during an unforgettable vacation with Japan Deluxe Tours.
Image take from Ito En Japan