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:
tastes very good, nice toasty barley, iced cold is very refreshing. keep? yes.
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.
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.
$1.99 found at Sunrise Mart (NY) …
Got home, tasted it, …. hey… not green tea…
Peek better at the english translation:
GREEN TEA ASAHI KURO CHA
ingredients: Puaru Tea, Jasmin Tea, Vitamin C
… puaru… well… that kinda sounds like puer… 😛
found the JP product page, which google translates as:
Feature: “Chikara born aged, black tea”
With time and maturity-fermented green tea “black tea”, through the use of the unique flavor of deep rich can enjoy a cup of tea.
● aged fermented green tea “black tea” Pu-erh tea (Yunnan Province, China produced) and a deep rich flavor仕立てました.
● de Sukkiri to finish it easier to drink, jasmine tea (China-producing province of Fujian) blends.
● fragrances unpigmented
OK….so its a black tea either that or aged black/puerh + jasmine…? no? yes? I’ll classify it as an RTD puerh.
Smells a little of jasmine but doesnt carry into taste (a little… but its very faded),
Taste: some roasted sensation…either roasted corn…maybe barley-like?. Aftertaste sorta seems to remind of (shu) pu-erh… but its faded. There is some medicinal flavor(more apparent when the tea is cold). But flavors blend pretty well together and has an interesting profile (except for the medicinal part). Didnt notice any unpleasant astringency/biterness (or i forgot).
Overall: Not bad, its different, @ 2$ on the expensive side. of a 0.5L bottle. Get again: YES.
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’.
found at a local korean food store Assi Market
made? by: Nokchawon Co. Korea
box of 50 bags x 1.2g ea
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.
|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|
|English Breakfast tea^, Irish Breakfast tea^|
| Chai Masala^
|Black, Scented/ Flavored:|
|Souchong, Lapsang Souchong^, Smokey Souchong, Russian Caravan^|
|Jagertee^ = black tea + rum|
|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|
|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
|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|
|Chinese white tea “bai cha”, Indian white teas, Darjeeling.|
| otd tea
|Ready to drink Tea “RTD, Bottled Tea, iced tea”|
|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).|