The best 3 times to drink green tea, which is one of the most important drinks of Japanese culture:
🌿 After breakfast
🌿Half an hour before gym
🌿 After your sunday sushi
The reason for serving in small glasses is to prevent as much cooling as possible.
It's very important that tea being served hot. Even you may notice that green tea in sushi bars is unusually hot.
The reasoning behind it is that hot green tea is better at washing away the oils in one’s mouth after eating some types of sushi.
Sushi has a delicate flavor, and it can’t be fully tasted if one’s tongue is still oily from the last sushi eaten.
In this sense green tea acts like a cleaning agent, much like gari (marinated ginger) which is also served in sushi bars for this purpose.