Just to get the record straight.
The Buck-Tick members love getting wasted drunk.
So do the fans.
In fact, between them, they are responsible for a full third of the yearly alcohol consumption of the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Statistical fact!!!!11
It's also quite true that here in Japan, an alcoholic beverage called shochu is very popular.
It can be made with rice, barley, sweet potato, or in some cases, shiso leaf, or even weirder ingredients.
One of the most popular ways of serving shochu is mixing it with green or oolong tea.
We like to call it an "oolong highball," or "oonlong-hi" for short.
We drink it in fine bone china teacups.
So does Lady Gaga.
Now repeat after me: I AM TEA TOTAL.