Green Tea Box

Advanced Fresh Concepts Corporation (AFC), known as a distributor of pre-packaged sushi in supermarkets, expanded into other products related to the sushi eating experience. Sushi bars in Japan often serve green tea to accompany their sushi, and AFC’s box of green tea reveals their effort in replicating that authentic experience.
This box of individually wrapped tea is pale green that fades to white, with the original AFC logo printed below the word “NATURAL”, indicating that this item is natural without preservatives. The top of the box reads, “AFC Green Tea is made from the finest quality tea and packed in individual aluminum foil pouches to prevent the loss of its elegant flavor and taste”. There is also a red stripe across the sushi that reads "individually packed air-tight to preserve aroma and taste" in white lettering. The images of the cup of tea and sushi platter, consisting of traditional nigiri and non-traditional cut rolls, suggest that the product is to accompany a sushi meal. The bottom of the front display reads 16 tea bags and underneath it says Net WT. is 1.2 oz. (34g). The bottom of the package has both the barcode and instructions. This box of green tea can be bought at AFC sushi bars, their website, or found included in AFC’s Ultimate Sushi Kit set.
date made
ca 1990s
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.
place made
United States: California
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 10.795 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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