Barley Tea .unknown Korean co

May 28, 2006 at 9:45 pm | Posted in Herbal Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

from KO supermarket, package of bigger bags, supposed to use in 1L of water each.

in cold water + ice cubes: ~ 20 minutes, but mine is still swimming in there.

heres a pic of the packaging:

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tastes very good, nice toasty barley, iced cold is very refreshing. keep? yes.

Barley Tea

May 10, 2006 at 7:44 am | Posted in Herbal Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

now this i like, its nice and smooth.

taste: toasty, a bit like a toasted brown rice green tea (genmaicha), but there is no green tea taste.

u can have it hot, or chilled, do do enjoy it with sugar.

keep? yes.

Black Tea Drink .Tung-I

February 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at Hong Kong Supermarket/Elmhurst NY. ~0.7$/can

Manuf by Uni-President Enterprises (Taiwan), tho i cant find this product on their corp website …hmmm.
Ah: Wikipedia lesson of the day: Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (TSE: 1216) (traditional Chinese: 統一企業公司; simplified Chinese: 统一企业公司; pinyin: Tǔng Yī Qì Yè; Wade-Giles: T’ung-i Chi-yeh) … the largest food production company in Taiwan … responsible for running Starbucks, 7-Eleven, and Carrefour in Taiwan :O !

and if you want to know calories this drink made it on the web apparently.

Flavor: syrup-y, sweet, tea, black of some sort. No astringency, no tanninness. A grain-y quality (ingredients list barley alongside: eau, sucre, the noir, orge).
Didnt know Taiwanese fancy le francais… mah dawgs, le WOOF

Overall: meh, sweet syrupy drink… not unpleasant, i’d actually buy again.

Kuro cha (Puerh + Jasmine) .Asahi

June 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Pu-Erh, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

$1.99 found at Sunrise Mart (NY)

Asahi ! hope i didnt buy some alcoholic tea 😀

Got home, tasted it, …. hey… not green tea…

Peek better at the english translation:

ingredients: Puaru Tea, Jasmin Tea, Vitamin C

… puaru… well… that kinda sounds like puer… 😛

found the JP product page, which google translates as:

Feature: “Chikara born aged, black tea”
With time and maturity-fermented green tea “black tea”, through the use of the unique flavor of deep rich can enjoy a cup of tea.
● aged fermented green tea “black tea” Pu-erh tea (Yunnan Province, China produced) and a deep rich flavor仕立てました.
● de Sukkiri to finish it easier to drink, jasmine tea (China-producing province of Fujian) blends.
● fragrances unpigmented

OK….so its a black tea either that or aged black/puerh + jasmine…? no? yes? I’ll classify it as an RTD puerh.

Smells a little of jasmine but doesnt carry into taste (a little… but its very faded),

Taste: some roasted sensation…either roasted corn…maybe barley-like?. Aftertaste sorta seems to remind of (shu) pu-erh… but its faded. There is some medicinal flavor(more apparent when the tea is cold). But flavors blend pretty well together and has an interesting profile (except for the medicinal part). Didnt notice any unpleasant astringency/biterness (or i forgot).

Overall: Not bad, its different, @ 2$ on the expensive side. of a 0.5L bottle. Get again: YES.

Solomon’s Seal Tea .Rhee Bros/Korean Farm Inc

March 21, 2007 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Herbal Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Didnt know what solomons seal was when i got the tea. it is a plant root that has different uses.

[package pic][tea bag pic]

Teabag contains a rather small amount of ‘tea’ powder, not sure if enough for 1 cup, but i put it in boiling ~ 9oz water.

Infusion: smells like food, some sort of a baked …pastry? concoction… nutty.

Taste: flavor 2.5/7 watery, tastes like it smells, not very bad. kinda like barley tea somewhere in the same neighborhood, but i think it reminds me more of food than does barley tea which remains in the beverage ‘feel’.

Green Tea and Brown rice .Nokchawon Co. Korea

May 10, 2006 at 7:51 am | Posted in Genmaicha, Green Tea, Tea Reviews | 2 Comments

found at a local korean food store Assi Market
made? by: Nokchawon Co. Korea

box of 50 bags x 1.2g ea

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technically i guess this is ‘genmaicha’ (japanese green + rice), dont know if this is japanese green tea.

Method: In cold water, 20minutes,

Taste: tea is very nice in flavor, tastes like the toasty barley tea with a bit more something (probably because…. its rice and tea… not barley)/ i barely detected any green tea flavor…

keep? NO. –> pick Genmaicha from Yamamotoyama.

Tea Reviews

May 10, 2006 at 1:29 am | Posted in | 12 Comments
I love tea. These are my “tasting notes”, organized by type. Some have pictures (usually of tea… :D).
tea = alternative/original/westernized name
VAR = varieties of that tea (tea) = additional varieties ^ = link to info
Thank you for visiting, enjoy…
B l a c k T e a
Just Black Tea/ unblended, unflavored, etc:
China black tea “hong cha, red tea, congou
> Qimen “Keemun^ VAR: Qimen Hao Ya (A, B), Qi men Mao Feng “Hair Peak”
> Yunnan “Dian Hong^ VAR: Yunnan Black, Yunnan Gold, Yunnan Gold Tips
> China ‘true black’ tea “hei cha” VAR: Fu bricks, Liu an, Liu bao
> Assam^, Darjeeling^, Ceylon^, Nilgiri^, Sikkim
Black, Blends:
> English Breakfast tea^, Irish Breakfast tea^
> Chai Masala^
Black, Scented/ Flavored:
> Earl Grey^
> Souchong, Lapsang Souchong^, Smokey Souchong, Russian Caravan^
> Jagertee^ = black tea + rum
oolongs, wulongs
O o l o n g ” W u l o n g” T e a
Green/ partially oxidized/ fermented wu-longs “jade oolong”
> High Mountain Oolong “Gaoshan Oolong”
> Tie Guan Yin “TGY, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Iron Buddha, Ti Kwan/Kuan Yin”
> Fo Shou “Buddha’s Palm”, “Monkey Picked
> Bao Zhong “Pouchong, Wenshan Baozhong
> Dong Ding “Tung Ting , Frozen Peak/Summit”
> Alishan “alisan wu long”
oolongs, wulongs dark, fermented
Dark/ oxidized/ fermented wu-longs “amber = baked, champagne = fermented”
> Champagne Oolong, Fujian oolong, Formosa Oolong
> Bai hao Oolong “Oriental Beauty, Dongfang Mei Ren
> Dancong “Phoenix oolong, Feng huang dan cong”
> WuYi Oolong “wu yi yan cha, rock oolong” (the WuYi & YiWu Master: MarshalN)
> Qi Lan “Rare Orchid”
> Xiao Hong Pao “Small Red Robe”, Da Hong Pao “Big Red Robe”, Rougui “Chinese Cassia”
> Shui xian “Shui Hsien, Water Sprite”
> Shui Jin Gui “Golden Turtle”
> Bai Ji Guan “White cock/rooster crest”, “White Cockscomb”
green tea
G r e e n T e a
Just Green Tea
Japan ^classification
> Sencha VAR: Shincha (1st harvest), Asamushi, Chumushi, Fukamushi (long steamed)
> Gyokuro (shade grown), Matcha (shade grown, powdered), Guricha
> Hojicha “Houjicha” (baked), Kukicha (stems), Bancha
China “lu cha”
> Longjing “Lung Ching, Long Jing, Dragon Well” VAR: ming, yu qian “1st, 2nd plucking”
> Bi Luo Chun “BLC, Pi luo chun, green snail spring”. Gunpowder
> Mao Feng “huang shan mao feng, yellow mountain fur tip”
scented mixed green tea flavored
Green Scented/Flavored/Mixed
> Jasmine
> Genmaicha^
> Touareg =green + mint + alot of sugar
> Kashmiri pink chai^ =green+baking soda+sugar/salt+sprinkled nuts …sounds good!
everyone’s favorite: pu erh tea
Pu-erh “pu’er, pu’erh, pu-er cha, pooer, po-lay, pu-lay, pooh-erh”
> looseleaf pu’er, Maocha = raw pu’er loose leaf
Shaped: tuo cha “bowl”, bing cha “cake, beeng cha”, brick
> Sheng pu “raw, green” // Shu pu “ripe, cooked, black”
here comes white teas
White Tea
> Chinese white tea “bai cha”, Indian white teas, Darjeeling.
otd tea
Ready to drink Tea “RTD, Bottled Tea, iced tea”
herbal teas
Herbal ‘tea’ Tissanes
of leaf: rooibos, mint, Kuding cha Ku Ting, Wu Tang, Bitter stalk tea, Qing Shan Lu Shui, Yerba Mate^
of flower: chamomile, rosebud, linden “lime, tilia”
of grain: barley^ “JP: mugicha, KO: boricha”
not my thing
Display teas, flower tea etc don’t like those, some have glue (i don’t eat glue, i don’t sniff glue, so …no).

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