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Tea Company Itokyuemon Makes Green Tea Wine

Itokyuemon is a tea company based out of Kyoto that's now producing 'Yokan no Midori,' or green tea wine. This white wine beverage is described as "Vin au thé vert" and boasts an opaque color that's a rich green shade as deep as authentic matcha. While the drink has the color of green matcha, its taste is described as one that's just like white wine. As its vibrant color suggests, there are plenty of antioxidant benefits to drinking this superfood-infused beverage.

Other than in lattes and teas, matcha green tea is now being enjoyed in other inventive forms like beer, sparkling water and liquors. Now that alcohol sales are plummeting around the world, alternative beverages like these that include unexpectedly healthy ingredients are growing in popularity.