Frozen Oolong .Kuang Chuan

December 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Posted in Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
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RTD bottle @ 99 Ranch market

Tastes so meh of … not oolong.. maybe because they used the “tea extract” … Whatever that means

DNR – do not recommend

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Mint Pu-Erh Tea Organic .Numi

May 29, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Posted in Green Tea, Jasmine, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
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You are seeing double…. just changed some words from the jasmine one review

organic

4x more antioxidants !!! FOUR !!!

40% less sugar – who doesnt love dentists ?

ancient healing – i feel healed just by looking at the label

the PUREST TEA ON THE PLANET – lol its embossed on the glass bottle.

ohmy… what else ! this like totally convinced me !!! oh wait a minute … wheres the “ALL NATURAL”  /// OMG \\\ !!!

contains less than 1% juice – now we’re talking… however it didnt say its organic juice concentrate ……… S-H-iiiiii-T

smell: mint

taste: mint green tea with some sugar(total 10g/bottle), not much tannin, however nothing that would remind me of “PU-ERH” …im not even going to polute my lonely puerh category with this. And definitely nothing appealing for me to buy this again.

Jasmine Pu-Erh Tea Organic .Numi

May 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Green Tea, Jasmine, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
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organic

2x more antioxidants

40% less sugar

ancient healing

the PUREST TEA ON THE PLANET

ohmy… what else ! this like totally convinced me !!! oh wait a minute … wheres the “ALL NATURAL”  /// OMG \\\ !!!

contains less than 1% juice – now we’re talking… however it didnt say its organic juice concentrate ……… S-H-iiiiii-T

smell: jasmine

taste: jasmine green tea with some sugar(total 10g/bottle), some tannin at the end, however nothing that would remind me of “PU-ERH” …im not even going to polute my lonely puerh category with this. And definitely nothing appealing for me to buy this again.

White tea Hint o Mint unsweetened .inkos

November 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

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Not bad, no weirdness, has some body to it, some medium-low general green tea flavor, and hint o mint.

Southern Style Sweet Tea .Arizona

June 13, 2010 at 8:49 am | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Real Brewed… not …fake brewed … ? … like …those other tea companies

SWEET 🙂

mild lemon

mild black tea.

Overall: similar …maybe … a bit better than McDonald’s sweet tea which seemed just sugar water.

Jasmine Green Tea unsweetened .Ito En

May 31, 2010 at 11:00 am | Posted in Green Tea, Jasmine, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
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Package: not my fav

Flavor: nice jasmine tea, good, refreshing in the hot days of the NY humid summer…

lately it might be just me but itoen bottles kind of have this jelly thickness to their liquor…

Overall: alright, do again yes.

Kombucha Raw Original Organic 100% Delicious .GT’s

May 29, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Posted in Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
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courtesy amazon.com images. copyright respective owner. found via gooogle

found at Whole Foods price somewhere <10$/bottle 😛 i forgot 😛

Package: nice

barely popped it open and coworkers start asking around “What is that smell ?” (/i duck)

Flavor: sip#1 : OH MY F GAWD NASTY FERMENTED TRASH TASTE GURGLING(if you ever around big apt buildings where trash is dumped in big piles and the juices from that pile trickles down into the street. thats how this tastes. a bit more refined ofcourse because of the enzymes and probiotics

5 seconds later, sip #2

OMFG SHOOT ME IM GONNA VOMIT.

ok?


lets save the planet together
j/k
i do dislike all politics
including BS
quite repeated meself there… politic-s/-icians = BS 95%
well, better said = alot of carbon 😉 😉 … i dont see them buying carbon credits or whatever the stupid concept is.

Overall: KWOM BOO CHACHKA!?!?!
delicious ? LOL

100% Disguisting

yeah rrright.

Premium Brewed Earl Grey .deLISH

May 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Earl Grey, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

1.5$ @ Duane Reade (NY) (delish being a recently squirted duane reeed market brand covering the whole gamut of convenience store- snacks drinks and so on)

sweetish liquid, not snapple sweet. CITRICs PUNCH. minor tea taste/feel.

“tea with citrus flavor” … more like CITRUS water with tea flavor.

and now, presenting, the
“NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS OR FLAVORS”
ready?

set? for the natural shit?

go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

premium brewed black tea (filtered water, black tea)
sugar
calcium gluconate
natural flavors
citric acid
ascorbic acid (vitamin c)
magnesium oxide
zinc picolinate
vitamin e acetate
vitamin a palmitate
niacinamide (vitamin b3)
calcium panthothenate (vitamin b5)
cyanocobalamin (vitamin b12)
folic acid
pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6)

i kno these aint flavors, but still

WHAT THE EFFFF

WHAT THE EFFFFFFF

WHAT THE EFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

“serenitea tranquilitea new york citea” … oh stfu.

IN CONCLUSION: taste like lemon piss tea.

Pure Black Teas’ Tea .Ito En

May 23, 2009 at 11:59 am | Posted in Black Tea, Darjeeling, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 4 Comments

Found at a store on Park ave Manhattan … $2.5+tax! … got it only because i never had before

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Flavor+aroma: a little fruity-flowery with a black tea tannin with that darjeelingy “twist”, medium astringency.

Overall: GOOD !! yay  😀 good bootled black tea, tastes like darjeeling, i see myself getting plenty of this, if its around 1.5$. Flavor is not as fine & refined and has more astringency and tannin as compared to my memory of ItoEn’s Weil for tea Darjeeling (discontinued) can.

Anyway that will make a good addition to the bottled teas list … i’d put it on #2, but right now i be feeling it a bit more enjoyable than Tejava… so there you go

Pure Black you have taken the #1 spot !!!

of bottled black tea
in my world of tea enjoyment,
probably will be there for a good while.

.*`’; fireworks ‘”#%!`’.

ps. itoen please change the label on these bottles, i’m appreciating them as plain and inconspicuous. barely noticed there was a plain black between the rest of the teas’ tea bottles – the color of the tea kind is very non contrasty with that blue background and those colored lines distract my eye (i know, i’m very important in the world of ad design and tea packaging)… also pls keep it simple and dont go overboard with all the natural antioxidant bs. that wont matter when people want to drink and they dont have money.

Oolong Shot .Ito En

May 11, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at Dean & Deluca 2$+tax/190ml …  deduct “fancy store surcharge” , still = 9$/L … :O

#2 of 2 from their “shot” lineup, the other being Sencha Shot

package contains the regular antioxidant doctors and other uhm goo intended to help sell it as a “health aide”. Label’s been slightly changed since 2 years ago,

now the polyphenol type stands out all contrasty and stuff, esp the blue next to the red… with a heavy red box on the can surely draws the eye … all this shiz – rather offending to my eyes, instead of something meaningful like what kind of oolong this is, when was it manufactured, some story about the monkeys that picked the leaf or whatever… eh… i didnt even bother to flip the can and read it, so maybe there is a story about monkeys – no there isnt, but there is a image of a monkey on the can…

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Smell: light toast oolong tgy

Flavor: flavor is medium of a roasted tgy – not bad. some mild astringency and some overinfused tannin but mild.

Overall: not bad, too expensive, generic dark oolong- borderline better than regular bottled one,  not interesting like the DJ they took out… not majorly any better than the rest of available oolongs:

Organic Green Tea Original Green .Bigelow Tea

May 9, 2009 at 4:06 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

ye random googlimaged post fluxboxed music link thus followeth:

rtd.g.bigelow-green-crapcrop

to be differentiated from nystagmus

manufactured for bigelow.

rtd.g.bigelow-green-tSmell: … boiled cabbage :X

Flavor: mildly sweet, fruity drink (apple+pear+peach).

incredibly dilute tea flavor that i cant taste or smell anywhere.

Overall: again: (He)ll2-THa-(N.O.)2

WHAT WOULD YOUR MOTHER SAY ?

http://www.fluxblog.net/stvincent_theneighbors.mp3

finally done with winamp and foobar

all hail MusicBee

http://getmusicbee.com/

Green Tea flavored beverage .Qingdao Tsingtao Beer & Asahi

May 2, 2009 at 11:35 am | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

grtdgreen-tea-qingdaoFound at H-mart ~ 1.6$
was unsure to buy it since it said “flavored beverage”, but there’s no sugar, so why not
distributed by Wang food, made by Qingdao Tsingtao beer & asahi … unfortunately this is not beer or a malt beverage.

Smell: tiny: honey!?

Flavor: some tannin, liquid… mild flavor of …something, maybe some mild (sugarless)honey-like, not roasted. not very weird, but not very enjoyable either.

Overall: not for me.

T2U Tea to You Green Tea .Dongwon

April 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 3 Comments

Found at H-Mart (~2$ !… there were 3 kinds, got the unflavored, unsugared one) drinkt2u.com 3 flavors, says available at WholeFoods… Product of Korea.

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Package: i actually got it because it announces on its label: “Tea leaves are brewed for 11 minutes” – such honesty never been seen on a RTD bottle i figured there must be some translation mistake, or that’s how RTD companies really make bottled teas (btw i emailed Itoen on that a couple days ago, no response yet ;)). Also the bottle seems to be made of aluminum.

Smell: tiny- fruity sweet?!?

Flavor: green tea, cant say what kinds… there’s a citric twist to the flavor but not a citric-vitamin C property to the liquid itself… if i can put that in words… There’s minimal tea tannin or astringency. There is a tiny strangeness to this drink…. i mean it tastes alright, low astringency – which should make me happy (and reminded me of the weil line of itoen teas)… but it fails to excite my tastebuds … i cant put my finger on it… i think for ease of expression: the flavor is somewhat off? to what i would “recognize” as green tea… sorry dong won. Cant sense any roasted or pan fried as i can in itoen’s. i think its all got something to do with that ascorbic acid or whatnot- even tho it doesn’t feel strong, something is off-ing the flavors…

Overall: not bad, but i’m not fond of the flavor. or price.

Black and Green Tea with Acai Berry and Vitamins .Fuze

April 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

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Smell: berries?

very busy label-packaging: annoying. Black+Green TEA largest… even tho it barely tastes as such.

Flavor: somewhat sweet (15g/serving, “About 2 Servings” <— !?! = 30g sugar in 480 mL, total drink is 547ml), some “citric flavor” (not lemon/orange/grapefruit), some mild berry flavor,

no idea where green OR black tea flavor is at… cant sense any in the aroma either…

Overall: not bad, i enjoyed it more than snapple’s acai thing, but does not taste like tea to me 😦

<– comp screen- not watching porn. but no large pic… just in case …

dont see anything else drinkable in Fuze’s current lineup, and the one Fuze i sorta liked (oolong !) was discontinued.

unsweetened green tea .365 (Whole Foods brand)

March 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at Whole Foods Market/NY $1.3

organic. not sure when tea became inorganic but yeah… i was also wanting to buy the jumbo eggs, and one of the workers at WF kept suggesting the organic jumbo eggs: “those are organic” pointing to the brown ones. “alright”, and i grab the chicken layered, white, inorganic, calcium shells, filled with pre-embryonic nutritive goo. uh… the dingo ate your inorganic baby ms. inorganic chicken. leave it to people to redefine a word and make money off it…

Flavor: citric acid (“lemon-like  sensation”) combined with a pack of tannins = quite astringent (and dry mouth feel). overinfused feel. Some low tea “flavor” when letting air pass out the nose. also present: a sort of roasted? sensation/id go even to say some faint tobacco in the nose…. ugh…

Overall: i don’t like it. no list for you.0_re

Oolong Tea .UCC

March 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at Sakura Ya (japanese mart) Forest Hills/NY, 0.99$

Tastes pretty good on the first sip: “authentic” well roasted oolong, then tannins come in and cover most of that (eg “numb” my tastebuds) and feel just a general dark oolong flavor and tannins in the mouth.

Overall: good, i’d definitely buy again. (rtd listed)

Sweet Tea .McDonald’s

March 5, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 2 Comments

1$ ?

Tastes like …candy …this thing is very sweet (and i like sugar).
there’s some kind of indian blend black tea flavor (lipton ? 😉 ). no astringency (well yeah, thanks to a ton of sugar)

Oolong Tea Drink .Young Energy Source Co, LTD

February 14, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 7 Comments

and now, > > > quick revu
Made in TW by Young Energy Source
hihihihihi….
wonder if they used Google to translate 😀

^click for more of the bottle
watery
medium sugary
low roast oolong flavor
lots of sugar aftertaste “dirty mouth”

again: no

…but…

Low Sugar FOR BETTER TOMORROW, ? — YES !!! definitely. i agree.
if only i could control myself…

Oolong Tea Drink .Famous House

February 11, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 2 Comments

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

Made by Famous House Food Industrial Corp. another Taiwanese drink. no french on the can this time. Not called “drink” on the label, but by me – its got sugar in it.

Flavor: very light on the sugar – nice. some medium-low “generic”  roast tgy flavor(yah, ‘cos i’m the tgy expert, lol); not sure because very faded but seems to have a grain quality to me.

Overall: No: low flavor, even tho low on sugar it leaves alot of unpleasant sugar “aftertaste”.

but… Nice can. Very Nice!

Assam Milk Tea, Loire River .ChinChin

February 10, 2009 at 10:30 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 King Lucky Food Industrial Corp. Yes i did just write that. At least their website lists products they make, unlike the biggest food corp in taiwan.

“Experience the peaceful leisure of afternoon delicacy”

well, dear, its 9pm, well into the night and certainly past my bed time… here’s what i’m experiencing:

Flavor: milk 2% fat <–*¡Ay Mijo!* what a ugly rofl image.
so yeah, milk with a weirdness to it (like from milk powder, but more better than this crap: Hillside latte) There is some tea flavor 2/3 milk 1/3 tea something. sweet.

Overall: meh, not bad, i might buy it, bordering on watery.

———

Ps: enjoying with  Assam Laksa (weird flavor), and Kari Laksa(delicious, tho a bit salty) from Taste Good right next to Hong Kong Supermarket in Elmhurst.

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.

PureLeaf Iced Tea Unsweetened .Lipton

December 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

~ 1.5 depreciated US dollar$ @ yer locale supermarché.

related to this post: Pureleaf Black Tea with Lemon .Lipton

Taste:
had some food earlier (cream cheese and buffalo wings) so the taste i got was a puckering sensation in the cheeks with minimal tea tannin or tea taste.

clean mouth = strong citric on front & top tongue which is the dominant sensation = 😦
minimal tea taste 😦

Overall 😦

yes ? NO

Pure Oolong Tea Unsweetened .Bombilla & Gourd

December 7, 2008 at 2:19 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at Zaytuna’s (NY) $1.99 + tax … nice price for a “new” product, placed next to ItoEn and Adagio bottled teas.

As their green tea did not satisfy me
i was naturally & organically a little suspicious,
but here it is:

Smell: off to a good start: some sort of dark oolong !

Taste: there is a sufficient amount of astringency/tannin (not bitterness) on the tongue but its not overpowering.  Follows a dark oolong flavor, maybe a ‘generic’ wuyi or TGY?…may be something else, i cant type it. The tannin then leaves a dry sensation on the tongue and throat. Can’t feel any of the vit C/ascorbic in the flavor (it might be mixed/covered by the tannin), but there are no other weird flavors or chemical tastes. … it does taste like a ‘pure oolong tea’, on my tongue. As for the quality of the tea leaf used i cant say because i dont consume as much dark oolong as other tea types.

Overall: this is very nice as i see it and I’d have no problem buying this again. …dont remember the other bottled oolongs i have on my RTD tea List, but i’ll put it on top for now.

Pure Green Tea Unsweetened .Bombilla & Gourd

November 1, 2008 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment


NYC Halloween Parade, looking at the masks, what else to get to drink but tea 🙂

found at some deli store 2$/.5L … really.

half the taste, flavor, astringency of Ito En’s Oi Ocha, but good mix, no weirdness, no lemon/citric tastes.

label milks the crap, the cap has a big arse USDA ORGANIC logo on it, not the company’s logo … silly times we’re living in…

Overall: ok, too “expensive”. otoh they got an oolong bottle which is better.

Raw Tea Green Tea .Smirnoff

October 16, 2008 at 10:53 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 1 Comment

$1.5 @ (Super) Target (FL) Never seen a SUPER Target before, seems to have apples and salad alongside the usual. Did have lots of BEER AND WINE, had like (yes i’m from LA-LA Land) the whole friggin selection of Negra Beers: Modelo, Especial, Coronas !!! … helloo New York state and some stupid (East Coast) laws whereby i have to waste time driving for a bottle of damn beer or Manischewitz wine (really dig this sweet stuff).

i passed on the store brand bottled teas… The itoen teas tea bottles i’ve seen at all the Targets i been to, $3.99/2L is your best choice here.

pics unedited, sorry ’bout the darkness, color, tilt.

Label: “malt beverage” with “brewed tea” …what sort of beer weirdness is this ? …but i got it anyway.

Aroma: pop the top: smell like almost nothing

Taste: sweet –> some sort of lemon? + bubbley feeling + alcohol throat and sting in mouth.  + sweetness.

… this tastes more like some sort of a alcoholic soda than either beer or tea anything… eeh. I know what it reminds me of: Mike’s Hard Lemonade.. same sort of feeling – different sort of taste, more Shitty for Smirnoff, More Better for Mike’s Beer lemonade.

Overall: crapola. No. not even if needing of getting drunk.

*PS: alcohol is bad, damages liver, stomach linings, direct toxic effect on some cells, hepatitis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, etc etc. Alcohol+ smoking a major cause of esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer and more.

Organic Unsweetened Green Tea .Winn Dixie

October 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Here i am roadtrippin again thru our beautiful country. This time my red rental roams thru the “scenic” hwy 1 in Florida. Somewhere after the City of Cocoa 😀 …after 150 miles of “scenic” drive i find a Winn Dixie where i can go pee, ah, i also got some tea !

$1.39 @ Winn Dixie Supermarket…. then went to one of the dozen beaches around

Smell: lemon … 😦 oh boy here we go again…

Taste: water, lemon tangyness, tartness, + some bitterness water, no other apparent flavor other than the lemon tangyness, not even a clean lemon flavor just like some sort of lemon skin tangyness… 😦

Overall: organic unsweetened crapola

Sweet Tea .Tradewinds

September 15, 2008 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Was roadtripping thru the country’s great states of NY, CT, MSSCHSTS, ended up in the town of BOSTON. 100$ /night @ Hyatt Suites, not bad, some continuous machinery/elevator-like noise, but uhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm got used to it. At least the 27inch HDTV had stunning picture on 2 or 3 hd channels displayed on the panel’s hd-lite pixels…

Grabbed this tea from the RocheBros supermarket, probably ~ 1.5$. Their other products (Tradewinds) had kettle brewed and such words, and a big container of kettle brewed tea that looked VERY similar to Trader Joes, visually, maybe its not the same thing.

Taste: SHWEET. that’s all folks.

some reminder of a honey-like sensation, but maybe just me. mostly sweet sugar sweetness. (not as sweet as i make it seem, i love sugar btw if i didn’t say it in another post.) and maybe some reminder of black tea, but it was just barely there. at least no lemon showed up.

Overall: sweet tea. not my thing.

Nana Iced Tea .Wissotzky Tea

September 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Had some time to waste in the supermarket, came upon this in the kosher isle. price ~ $2.5 !  …well, it is imported.

Label: “natural tea concentrate from tea leaves”. mmkay, i’m feeling mellow today… so no cuss words for this pile of printed words. good thing its natural bs concentrate.

Smell: mint ! nice.

Taste: pretty strong mint, nice mix of mint + lemon + sugariness. No bitterness, doesn’t feel like over-extracted mint. The lemon/citric acid is here but it blends very well.

Overall: i really liked this mix. I drank it all in a short time. I liked it much better than the Honest Tea bottle.

Golden Oolong 金の烏龍茶 黄金桂.Ito En

June 20, 2008 at 6:06 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

found at Sunrise Mart (NY) forgot price, approx $1.7
formatted compactflash then recovery software ofcourse didnt find the exact directory i needed, so i go grab picture from the interwebs.

I like the bottle. Import JP so only a little english label that says Golden Oolong or some such. ItoEn JP product page (goog translation.)

Oolong superb, Katsura golden (do you ruled O)

i RULED O !!!!!!!

…onto flavors and somesuch: Tasty like a sorta roasted(dark) oolong TGY? , but that oolong flavor is kinda low 1/3 of total, rest is sortof astringent/tannin …some goes in the aftertaste on tongue mouth & posterior pharynx.

Overall: not bad, i’d buy but would prefer the Suntori which is better and has more oolong flavor. Goes it on the list, yes.

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:

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.

Tea Peach .Ito En

June 10, 2008 at 10:53 am | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

$1.49, found at Sunrise Mart (NY)
tho it says on the label its made with Black Tea….

If i’ve tried American peach teas (Peach Tea .Lipton, Giant Peach Juiced Tea .TazoSummer Peach Iced Tea .Snapple, Peach oo-la-long .Honest Tea) why not see how Japanese tea people do it…


^ i am big, just click on me

Taste: … FRUIT ! i am pretty sure this is the closest of the bottled Teas to a real fruit taste i’ve had (Giant Peach from Tazo is my favorite of the bunch, but i can’t remember details to compare which was the fruityest)….remembering childhood …having peach compote (fruit boiled in water + sugar).(note: the word is compote, no relation to compost.)

so, Fruit + fruit tangy/tart in the mouth, sugar is medium-low = can feel sweetness but its not dominant. It feels very fruity-real to me (haven’t had peach in a while tho).

I don’t taste/feel anything weird (citric/strangeness.)

Some aftertaste, some from sugar, a fruity sense on the palate, tongue… its not watery, and i feel i want to drink more (or maybe its the heat).

Almost forgot: no tea taste :\ …. maybe its in the aftertaste feel combined with the sugar, but very not present at all.

very satisfying on this hot day…

Yerba Mate Unsweetened .Guayaki

May 27, 2008 at 12:53 pm | Posted in Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

As i was saying in my previous assam bottle post. NYC, WholeFoods, Central Park. Hot. Sun. Baking. No sunscreen. Oops. Burning. Ouchie.

I think i see a space in the yerbamate on the label so this post is called yerba & nbsp ; mate… profound.

This was 1 out of about 3 unsweetened, unmixed, unflavored bottled teas at Wholefoods, not a good day… Whole Foods needs to hire me. I want that 20% off employee discount. I’ll buy more unsweetened unflavored bottled teas than they sell to 100 people.

Onto the main feature:

Taste: WTF?! salt ?! WHATF ? … SALTY ?? EEECHHCHCHBEECHH…. i actually flipped over the bottle and there it was on its back label : SODIUM 11mg x 2 = 22mg (how much is that in grains of salt?)
+ taste low of yerbamate, a better dilution of flavor than others have achieved…
some of the naturally lemony i think of the mate,

but its just Nasty To Me, i can’t take the salty weirdness . eeeechhhhhyness. i did drink it all tho. i just couldnt believe my tastebuds, and everytime, “there it was”, “there it was”, “there it was”, “there it was”… weirdly torturing myself, and still don’t believe !

Overall: gee… toughie but quickie,  SALTY DRINK = NO.

ps. ok it says “a grain of salt is about 5.85×10^-5 grams” so 1 grain = 0.0585mg, from which you calculate that 22mg salt = 376 grains of salt. (also in theory, a grain of NaCl is a cube of 0.3mm sides, sqrt376=19, so which leads to 22mg pure salt being approx a solid salt cube of 5.7×5.7×5.7mm).

Assam Black Tea .Honest Tea

May 27, 2008 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Out and about NYC, stop at “Central Perk” (Whole Foods/Columbus) get some snacks and drinks, head to Central Perk to bask in the sun.

Disappointingly, Whole Foods had a really bad stock of bottled teas this day, just itoen green-white, the others were mixed bullcrap sweetened and herbal bs energy bs vitamin boosting health organic natural crap. Of which i did get some – bottled yerbamate.

I did want to try something new so… got this which looked more “normal” even tho it had a little tiny bit of “sugar” on the label, and i don’t have such a good experience with Honest teas.

Taste: cold. mmm. well. not that bad on the citric additive – doesn’t taste that lemony. As for the black tea taste… uhm… there is …some… black tea taste… barely perceptible tho, couldn’t really say “assam yes !”, more like… “oh, this is probably black tea”. … didn’t sense any sugar. not much astringency.

Overall: not that bad, not nasty as others, but not much flavor either. pick between this and water? … water.

click it for bigger pic.

green tea with ginseng .teany

March 6, 2008 at 6:35 am | Posted in Green Tea, Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

part of the drown my sorrow with three bottles of tea day.
iced tea with lemon .teany,
Morrocan Mint Green Tea .Honest Tea
,
green tea with ginseng .teany
.
see the level- thats how much i could drink from them.

what’s with the ginseng? make me lov u long time or what?

smell: nasty

taste: sugar + weirdness … ass? + lemon.

overall: u suck.

the end.

Morrocan Mint Green Tea .Honest Tea

March 6, 2008 at 6:34 am | Posted in Green Tea, Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

part of the drown my sorrow with three bottles of tea day.
iced tea with lemon .teany,
Morrocan Mint Green Tea .Honest Tea
,
green tea with ginseng .teany
.
see the level- thats how much i could drink from them.

smell: some lemon & … fruit? medication?… a smell i cant pinpoint, need a word, having lapse in memory.

taste:
liquid,
no sugar (labeled 10g total),
astringency/bitterness
no green tea
mint? what mint, oh yeah, hmmm. well there is some mint aftertaste after the bitterness goes.
this feels like they over brewed the mint and components too long until the plant taste started to give it this bitterness. also theres not enough mint in this. maybe other components are interacting and diminishing it.

update: i added sugar: nice and sweet now – much better – some minty flavor but not like fresh looseleaf tea (did they use enough mint ???). there isnt much nasty sugar aftertaste. some freshness from the mint in the aftertaste. pretty good now!!!

how much mint etc compared to some real fresh loose tea? somewhere around 1/2

i really dont get it. either these people dont know how to make something good (that i could like) or they’re trying to make something that will just sell.

iced tea with lemon .teany

March 6, 2008 at 6:34 am | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

part of the drown my sorrow with three bottles of tea day.
iced tea with lemon .teany,
Morrocan Mint Green Tea .Honest Tea
,
green tea with ginseng .teany
.
see the level- thats how much i could drink from them.

label is simple, somewhat retarded looking. i coulda done better.

aroma: faint but : lemon + some black tea

taste: 3/4 lemony + 1/4 or less: black tea taste + faintness sweety in the aftertaste.

the frikin fudgepackin definition of american bottled tea= LEMON SUGAR WATER. and a label with natural organic f**** antioxidants that will keep away all of mankind’s diseases plus whatever your dog gave you when you kissed it(more like whatever you gave the dog- since the human mouth is the filthiest of all… except that big lizard thing) …SH** ….alright. i’m calm. shit. i was about to go off again.

again. why do i even try? curiosity? just hope. oh well. its just how i dont like it. u might.
obviously it dont goes on MYF*KN LIST OF TEAS *I* LIKE. (not narcissistic or self absorbed.)

Kettle Brewed unsweetened Black Tea .Trader Joes

March 2, 2008 at 11:18 am | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 11 Comments

Having had their bottled “green tea” i wasn’t expecting much,
and much wasn’t found.

Looked nice, thick (3.78L=1gal), and more cost effective (around $3.7) next to the awesome Tejava bottled tea ($1.70, 1L), also the “kettle brewed” sparked some minor interest.

Opent bottle, whatcha think it smells like? yeah, the lemon smell of citric acid.

Whatcha think it tastes like? yeah, the ****ing lemon taste of whatever makes it taste like lemon…citric acid?

This is some watery brown colored lemonade with some shitty ass watery black tea scraped from the bottom of long lost barrels arrived on the tea ship from friggin who knows where.

tea taste…? well, if you’d distillate the entire gallon, then you’d probably get about 1 cup of black tea. the shitty black tea they used to make this shitty dirty ass waterylemonade shit. 😡

having said that. i’ll drink the whole bottle, just to see if my pee turns brown.

update: couldnt guzzle more than 1/3 of it. if i look at it one more time i’m gonna be sick.

ps. my pee . – still yellow.  then, . my liver just destroyed caramel color of 1/3 gallon. thx. i’d rather drink cola for that.

Weil for Tea – Green White .Ito En

February 24, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

found at Ito En’s Flagship Store. *discontinued*

Aroma: very light, couldn’t really tell what it is. sort of sweet.

Taste: light roasted, green tea (couldn’t pinpoint what, not real clear), sort of softness? very very mild astringency(it doesnt feel over-infused as their other bottled teas, like oi ocha, even teas tea.)

Overall: Good but flavor too mild for me and even with the lack of astringency i prefer their oi ocha japanese green. also too expensive (as this entire Weil for tea line is, $1.9/can (245ml)… i like their Darjeeling better.)

Weil for Tea – Darjeeling .Ito En

February 24, 2008 at 4:07 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Darjeeling, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

found at Ito En’s Flagship Store. *discontinued*

Aroma: mild smell, maybe DJ

Taste: wow, this is very very nice. I’m not your usual fan of DJ so this is kind of surprising to me(i liked it!)
A good, well defined flavor. The taste has a couple components, so its not monotonous. It reminds me of the darjeeling base from my favorite earl grey.

This is not overly infused as most bottled teas thus you get almost NO astringency/briskness !! just a clean tea flavor.

Ofcourse this doesn’t taste as strong as a fresh infused loose leaf tea, but they managed to create something very good.
i wouldn’t have guessed this is a bottled/rtd tea!

Overall
: Wonderful ! pricing aside ($1.9/can (245ml)…!!), i would definitely get this. I hope they can package this in larger sizes, and make it cheaper. anywho, it goes on the list.
Too bad they had to put Weil’s name on it. This would have sold without it. ok, maybe not as much. maybe it will help to getting it in more supermarkets? i hope so.

Organic Black Currant bottled Black Tea .Harney and Sons

February 11, 2008 at 5:37 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Flavor: alot of “stuff” in this liquid: citrus front of mouth, straight down the tongue in the back some berry-like sort of bitter-sour, “foody”, licking the palate and tongue can feel a lingering sweetness from the added sugar (but there is almost no other sugar feel), cant really feel the honey as in their bottled Black Tea.

Alot of aftertaste around the mouth-palate: mostly a sort of sourness like after drinking black tea with sugar + the berry flavor, + a little more citrus leftovers… = unpleasant to me, feels like mouth is dirty. Only in the empty mouth, can i feel some vague distant reminders of some sort of black tea flavor.

i dont know what currant is, but i read its some kinda berry. anyway. this is some kinda black tea.

Overall: alot better composition and flavor than Snapple’s Acai thing (surprisingly i now read almost the same words in that review), but i dont like it, mostly due to aftertaste, and no tea flavor.

oh yeah, price like their other: 2.4$ (this time found at Au bon pain)

Organic Bangkok Transporting Green Tea .Harney and Sons

February 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 4 Comments

could that name BE any longer ?

i guess it could, since i left out the coconut ginger part…

smell: start with this because it disturbed me: pickled cabbage aroma… nice one ! i then was afraid to drink it… but i talked myself into it: “Come on old man, you LOVE cabbage” , “DOOO IT !!!!” OH MY GOD I CANT STOP SMELLING THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!

taste: pink. huh? dunno, just popped in my mind (maybe i associate bangkok, oh wait the label is pink). again as in the previous taste: their Black Currant: alot of “stuff” in the liquid: sourness, this time some clear bitterness (low, but it bothers me). i couldn’t really tear apart into precise flavors, dont care :: i dont like it. THE END.

update: had to comeback and +add this: alot of nasty aftertaste…. BOOOOOOO !!!

how about i transport you back to the store and get my $2.4 back, and that 5 minutes spent in line…

oh crap, i think im getting some diarrhea………… no… false alarm.

Japanese Green Tea (oi ocha) 2L bottle .Ito En

February 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 4 Comments

This is your big boy, brother of its little sibling oiocha .5L
the most liters of clean bottled tea one can buy… in the WORLD !!!!

and its pretty good taste too !

Pkg: nice and symetric, contains just green tea and vitamin c (works to keep it good). very low level of bullshit on antioxidants etc.

Price: in my little supermarket … 6$ , sort of expensive, might be better priced elsewhere with more population, like Manhattan/Chinatown/Flushing.

Taste: green tea – the type which tastes roasted-toasty-pan-fried, astringency (medium-mild). Not quite as clear taste as a fresh looseleaf brew.

Compared to others, cant really say much difference: Pokka’s can of green tea seemed more defined, Tea’s Tea green (still ito en) seemed less astringent, Adagio’s Green seemed less defined, with a weird little tiny flavor in there.

Overall: the best bottled tea out there (in the USA, in a 2L pkg)

*no, ito en doesn’t pay me in moneys, stocks or free shit. i just like their product.  

Pure Green Teas Tea .Ito En

January 27, 2008 at 12:19 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at Whole Foods Market, $1.5


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Dont remember having this before, so i thought i’d give it some tongue time.
Was imagining it to be like the ItoEn’s OiOcha Green Tea but it went like this:

flavor: green tea on the roasted/fried flavor side, no nasty baggy tastes, astringency is low and blends nice with the green flavor. The Pokka’s Japanese Green Tea had a more of a crispy grassy green flavor.

overall: GOOD! i like it. you go on the list.

Organic Black Tea .Harney and Sons

January 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

found at Whole Foods Market . $2.4 … !

flavor: black tea, some faint sweetness, not much astringency (i suppose from the sugars that cover it), and some mild honey flavor (i thought the black tea tasted like honey, but it was on the strong side- so i looked on the label, and yup, there it was….it pissed me off, along with all the sugar and other shit it has). It finishes with some citric/lemon in the back/backsides of the mouth. But no more other weird tastes…

lets count the words on the front label:
master tea blenders
fine teas
harney & sons
master tea blenders
organic black
crisp pure
energizing black tea
made from fresh brewed tea
16floz 473ml

ok, now… crisp & pure fresh brewed, i then imagine the contents are ‘pure black tea’ and ‘citric acid’…right… lets see:
triple filtered water
contains less than 2% of organic cane sugar
organic honey

brewed from select organic black tea
ascorbic acid
citric acid
sodium citrate


alright. so. wtf… can i just get some of that “PURE” BLACK TEA ???… gd bullshit.

overall: not bad, not bad, not sugary, but deceptive front label. It will go on the bottled tea list.

Anteadote Pure White Tea .Adagio Teas

December 28, 2007 at 5:49 pm | Posted in RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews, White Tea | Leave a comment

Adagio Teas (review) 2$/ea or 24$/case of 15 + s&h, sometimes also found at Whole Foods.
Anteadote Black, Oolong, Green, White, Jasmine.

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Package:

Product of China.
no organic on this label, yay.

label is crooked stretched and rotated…

Liquor: golden-yellow.

Smell: faint

Taste: some faint astringency-tannin back of throat/tongue, then swishing around feel “roasted-toasted fried” green tea taste – ok, tastes mildly-faint like tea. no medicinal flavors, no citric acid-lemon. But… after tasting the 4 teas from them i have to say there is sort of a faint funky flavor in there, in all them bottles… its not the lemon taste, its a weird faint medicinal maybe kind of funk…

Faint aftertaste, but doesn’t feel completely watery, some remnants on tongue and back of throat but again, faint.

Overall: taste is fainter version of their anteadote green. not a fan of this white one.

Anteadote Pure Black Tea .Adagio Teas

December 28, 2007 at 5:42 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews, Yunnan | Leave a comment

Adagio Teas (review) 2$/ea or 24$/case of 15 + s&h, sometimes also found at Whole Foods.
Anteadote Black, Oolong, Green, White, Jasmine.

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Package: Product of China. no “organic” wording on this one… nice 🙂 the label is really crooked, rotated on a corner… (if its the chinese packing plant, they should slap them around with a large trout.)

Liquor: dark-brown, smells a little sweet, reminds me of assam.

Flavor: black tea taste about medium strength, astringency is low! feels like a sortofa mixture maybe, assam-ish something. *** apparently after a little live chat on their website, they say its just Yunnan gold black tea (oops, its there too, on teh label…i should clean my glasses, …i should buy some glasses to have some to clean) … i really have to wonder where my tea tongue is at… oh yeah, here it is:

to me it tastes like an assam/sortof wine-y, maybe if i stretch it i would place it with this Yunnan Pure Small Bud Black Tea Gold Tips from Yunnan Sourcing but this bottled tea i dont feel any tobacco-ish-ness-y in it.

The bottle label says something of ‘smooth peppery taste’ <– what the f* that means i dont know. there is no pepper of any kind in this tea, i’m pretty sure, i just went and sprinkled some on my tongue.

…after tasting, i find there is a weird little flavor i cant describe-maybe faintly medicinal, but i think its there, like in their green tea bottle.

Not much aftertaste, but doesn’t feel completely watery, some remnants on tongue and back of throat.

Overall: taste is medium, ok, not bad, if found in a store i’d buy it, but if Tejava was there… i pick Tejava Premium iced tea bottle-which is more crisp, strong, defined, astringent. should i put this one on the Favoritea Bottled tea list… well ok, there isnt much choice out there…

Anteadote Organic Oolong Tea .Adagio Teas

December 28, 2007 at 5:39 pm | Posted in Green oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 3 Comments

Adagio Teas (review) 2$/ea or 24$/case of 15 + s&h, sometimes also found at Whole Foods.
Anteadote Black, Oolong, Green, White, Jasmine.

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Package: Product of China. no “organic” wording on this one… nice 🙂 the label is really crooked, rotated on a corner… (if its the chinese packing plant, they should slap them around with a large trout.)

Liquor: golden-yellow meaning i hope tea is oxidated & most likely not much preservatives.

Smell: faint flowery! 🙂

Taste: Hot DAMN! flowery oolong tastes !!! good job Adagio 🙂 havent tasted any bottled tea like it yet. Flowery oolong ! nice ! (its no way like drinking fresh brewed oolong, i’m comparing to other bottled teas.) Not much astringency/doesnt bother/overwhelm.

Faint aftertaste, but doesn’t feel completely watery, some remnants on tongue and back of throat but again, faint.

Overall: taste is medium but good flavor, i like it. if found in market i’d buy it.

Anteadote Organic Green Tea .Adagio Teas

December 28, 2007 at 5:34 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Adagio Teas (review) 2$/ea or 24$/case of 15 + s&h, sometimes also found at Whole Foods.
Anteadote Black, Oolong, Green, White, Jasmine.

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Package: Product of China. no “organic” wording on this one… nice 🙂 the label is really crooked, rotated on a corner… (if its the chinese packing plant, they should slap them around with a large trout.)

Liquor: golden-yellow meaning i hope tea is oxidated & most likely not much preservatives.

Smell: faint, imho a bit of medicinal but lets see taste.

Taste: some mild astringency-tannin back of throat/tongue, then swishing around feel “roasted-toasted fried” green tea taste – ok, tastes like tea. no medicinal flavors, no citric acid-lemon. But… after tasting the 4 teas from them i have to say there is sort of a funky flavor in there, in all them bottles… its not the lemon taste, its a weird faint medicinal maybe kind of funk…

Faint aftertaste, but doesn’t feel completely watery, some remnants on tongue and back of throat but again, faint. i think it kind of feels fatty-coating on the tongue in the aftertaste(might be wrong).

Overall: taste is mild-medium, ok, not bad, i wouldnt go out of my way to buy it again, and if ito en was there i’d pick that first. compared to itoen’s green tea, adagio is more mild, subdued, less astringent-tanninic, less defined, and it also has a funk-o-flavor on my tongue.

Pureleaf Black Tea with Lemon .Lipton

November 30, 2007 at 7:28 am | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 2 Comments

supermarket (well, you know, where all the great quality all natural antioxidant fresh organic teas are found)

aye had nothing to drink, thought to lick on something new,


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supposedly contains fresh brewed/as opposed to stale brewed black tea (originating from south america- everyone knows southamerica is where the good black tea is made)…heres the lipton (i like them, they really try to stock every goddamn supermarket with their brand, hey ITOEN WTF ARE YOUR PEOPLE WAITING FOR???)

flavor: the citrus/lemon sensation around mouth dominates, sweetness, astringency, some tea flavor but low- still tasteable tho. some cruddy aftertaste from the sugar. the diet version has splenda if you care to know.

compared to Tazo’s Black Tea Lemonade, Lipton’s has little more black tea flavor, and less pronounced citrus.
compared to Snapple’s black tea (the earl grey), Lipton’s has little more black tea flavor, but its a small difference.

i must say, it didn’t hit like swallowing a porcupine- doesnt have such a horrible citrus /lemon spike in the tongue as i expected. overall the taste is mellow, it didnt turn out so bad. not bad mr vaseline. im still not going to put you on my list 🙂 until you come out with a no sugar no splenda/other sweetener tea.

Update: there is an unsweetened version, and i didnt quite like it… to put it nicely : PureLeaf Iced Tea Unsweetened .Lipton

Tea Lemonade with Black Tea .Tazo

November 25, 2007 at 7:56 am | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment


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all natural… ok? …alright?…but…
..i dont see… wheres the ECGC …?
……. i dont see ECGC ON THE LABEL !!! OH MY GOD WHAT HAS COME OF THE WORLD MAKING LABELS WITHOUT ECGC… yeah you know you’ll get fired.

after sticking tongue down many similar ‘tea’ drinks you know what to expect

1: lemon taste up the wazoo, citrusy all over the mouth, i admit it does taste a little better of a lemonade, maybe because its “NOT FROM CONCENTRATE”
2: it has sugar 20g/8oz so its a sweet lemonade
3: there’s Waldo?… uhhh… i mean somewhere in the citrusy depths of the liquid one can find with difficulty the taste remains of tea. more like can feel some faded tea flavor after the liquid is swallowed. swishing it around in the mouth i cant really feel anything tea-like due to the strong citrus experience.

buy again: i didnt want to buyit the first time, so i stole it from a little child who cried afterwards from not getting the daily dose of natural organic antioxidants that will counter the effects of the 2 slices of pizza 1 hamburger and 2fists of re-used oil deep fried fries, …and the 3 donuts at breakfast (no. thats not a metaphor of what i had to eat, i ate all natural organic fair trade broccoli, picked by low paid dirty&diseased illegal border-crossing spanish-speaking residents-of-Mexico. oh well, it wasnt that healthy, topped some with cheese, melted, just to make sure the antioxidants have work to do.)

Sweetened Green Tea .Gold Peak

November 11, 2007 at 8:39 am | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 4 Comments

Your Image Thumbnailfound at Target next to the “calorie burning” crap, enviga (also owned by Coca-Cola) price <2 >1

label: nice, brings me a memory of sorta Western-cowboy
… where’s my horse and kettle….

sugar: 22g /8oz(240ml) almost like snapple 24/8oz, i think coke is like 34g/8oz …so… its sweet enough.

Taste:
-> sweet sensation
–> strange perfume-y around back of mouth …this must be the arrrrrroma
—> tea ! damn! ill be friggin damned! Coca-Cola managed to create more green-tea tasting drink better than Snapple?!
—–> astringency, oh, unfortunately at first taste one can feel a cruddy cheap-green tea teabag astringency settling on the tastebuds.
after 1-2 sips just like most tea drinks, taste changes and don’t feel all the details, remains only the sweetness as the major component.

Overall: ! surprised! it was not bad, and much better than snapple’s green tea crap, so it goes on my RTD list.

Enviga Sparkling Green Tea .Nestea

November 11, 2007 at 7:54 am | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

i didnt buy those japanese tea sodas when i had the chance… why did i buy this? ? i dunno, curiosity.

calorie burner, just what i need to melt the lard on my humps, my humps

found at Target, priced <2$ but >1$

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didnt feel like editing the picture so here it is unprocessed.
on one side the can babbles about some eggcgn and probably
natural and organic and calorie burning or some shit, i didnt read it.

TinyPic image
liquor photo is darker, and more orange than reality, but u can see the murkiness probably due to the millions of nano-bots that will be doing the calorie burning work on your ass.

taste:
lots of soda bubbles
-> front tongue: lemonade-y
–> back: lemonade, some weird sugar taste, some remote astringency (oh yeah!!! thats it right? the astringency !!!! its the green tea ***CONCENTRATE*** !!! i dont know ! because it doesnt taste like tea at all, but damn, that must be the green tea !!! the green tea!! OH MY GOSH THE FAT IS MELTING RIGHT OFF MY ASS ! I CAN SEE IT FLOWING !!! WHOLY CRAP !!! WHY GET LIPOSUCTION !!! DRINK GREEN TEA !!! WHY EXERCISE ?!?! CHUG 5 of these babies for brkfst lunchanddinner and you’ll have your own commercial just like that subway guy !!! (actually i just had the king size Double Whopper at Burgerking, with onion rings and a medium milkshake, and after drinking 5 of these calorie burners my cholesterol dropped 100 points, to 1500 !!! (nah, im just kidding, … about the cholesterol points ofcourse.
—> swishing around feels remotely like redbull but a more ‘mild’ taste with a lemon lemonade feel
—-> aftertaste: can feel the shitty leftovers of fake sugar (and there it is, on the label, asspartame)… WHY???? oh , its a low calorie drink, …now i get it.

did this give me any energy? yeah !!! it pissed me off so much i started babeling like a lunatic for a minute in that previous passage. seriously? no energy, maybe for a minute ‘cos i was excited to drink something new.

Nestea … or … Nasty? (imho my tongue picks #2) … at least it doesnt taste like pee.

Cherry Vanilla White Tea .Inko’s

October 29, 2007 at 9:22 pm | Posted in RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews, White Tea | Leave a comment

Well i didnt buy this one thx to my friend who wanted it, while i was delightfully enjoying my hot ‘real’ (snob) tea 😉 at Whole Foods Market in Union Square, Manhattan.

Ahem… well, everything was nice until i stuck a straw in this abomination and poluted my mouth with this horrible concoction, which i’d say per my experience tastes like GLUE… yes… glue, or as Tea Guy Speaks: “cough syrup“. I agree with that, and in conclusion:

its nasty

the website is full of the health bullshit, amazingly the .com is not even company name, … its healthy… white …tea… jeez.. its like: YOU are going to get very sick unless you drink our cough syrup.

RTD Ready to drink Bottled Tea Recommended FavoriTeas

September 20, 2007 at 1:50 pm | Posted in RTD Bottled Tea | 2 Comments

these i like, my favorite being first in each category.
none of these taste as good as fresh brewed loose leaf tea, but, for a quick fix…

Black Tea

Black flavored, sweetened, etc-ed Tea

Green Tea

Green flavored, sweetened, etc-ed Tea

Oolong Tea (no giant difference between these, all are pretty similar)

Oolong flavored, sweetened, etc-ed Tea

Red Tea Acai mixed berry .Snapple Tea

August 9, 2007 at 8:19 am | Posted in Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

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palate, back sense a food like flavor (might be the acai)
some very light sweet sensation
berry? not really
some astringency/sourness left around mouth.

aye …como se dice…

es gusta como mi dirty culo.

rating: ( ! ) <- donkey’s ass award.

Iced black tea .Tazo

July 22, 2007 at 9:51 pm | Posted in Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

didnt take a pic of this cos it didnt deserve it.

bad boy.

let me down after that good Giant Peach

ehhhh….

brown poo: mild + weird sweet taste 1/3 black tea taste, weird tea blend i think dont know wtf it is…

unfortunately i drank it, along with a “green” poo from honest tea

Just Green Tea Unsweetened .Honest Tea

July 22, 2007 at 9:41 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

found @ Whole Foods NYC @ Columbus Circle, along with a couple other rtd tea bottles,
then i took them out for a walk in Central Park… me, my tea bags, and my bitches…

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enjoying the shade… and a couple wild vultures…

Well … guess what… yeah… shit.
but anyway, here’s the shits description: smell 1/3 lemony. drink: 1/3 flavor of ?tea? mixed with 0.5/3 vitamin c or whatever everybody mixes this shit with these days. = .no. rebuy.

issues…:

1. Forgot to take a pic of the cap, a Roosevelt saying “Women are like teabags…” jesus. whatever it said after that didnt matter anyway. but maybe its just me.

2. wtf is with the name? just green tea… hmmm… are they gonna sue me? the wayback machine only got me archived in feb’07 with the category name

3. now along organic, natural, ecgc pc dc, antioxidant, and other bullshit the tea companies have a new label to wank: ‘FAIR TRADE’. like i give a rats ass, and like i believe any of their bullshit – how can we really check anyway how much the tea pickers get paid, without it being relayed thru many intermediaries.

did drink something good today tho, >> yeah its looseleaf tea, thank god!

Orange Pekoe Classic Black Teas bottle .Snapple

July 10, 2007 at 11:19 am | Posted in Black Tea, Earl Grey, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

PLEASE STOP ME FROM BUYING THIS SHIT, or…this shit

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this is horrible, citrus/lemon, COLORED WATER !

Earl Grey Classic Black Teas .Snapple

July 9, 2007 at 2:13 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Earl Grey, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 4 Comments

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“lightly sweetened”

new? first ive seen it anywhere, got this and another they had in the fridge: Orange Pekoe

kinda hurt my wallet, ~2$ (incl NY tax)

very hot days of ny/long island, full of wonderful humidity 😉

lets see:…
cold, watery,
lemon/citrus sensation
washed-super-diluted tea taste, very faded earl grey flavor
cant really sense the sugar,
annoying aftertaste probably from any sugar combined with the citrus sensation.

T-rating: 1.5/7 = hell no , got better ways of wasting money.

… and then i get really pissed off, with tasting their orange pekoe 

Make at home iced/cold bottled oolong tea

July 7, 2007 at 10:26 am | Posted in Green oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Here we have your oolong tea brewed hot with your best parameters, then poured into bottle and stored in the fridge.

#1 was the high mountain king of oolong. <SO-SO>

next day, tea is cold indeed, seems that mild astringency is #1 sensation, floweryness seems lost (maybe coldness impairs the feel). as its getting towards room temp, floweryness seems to make a comeback but not as crisp and nice,
not much other flavors, taste is rather dull.

#2: cold high top oolong. < GOOD COLD>

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good flavor, mild astringency replaced by the ‘roasted’ type of flavor, and extra flavors i cant describe.
reminds of one of the bottled oolongs i tried… might be the oi ocha from ito en… but mine is better for less astringency and more flavor.
this one tastes good cold.

Snapple Peach iced tea mixed/ blended with yunnan black looseleaf tea

July 2, 2007 at 3:24 pm | Posted in RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews, Yunnan | Leave a comment

so i thinks… lets try some mixing today…. hoping to make snapple iced tea TASTE LIKE TEA,

but i was wrong.  dont know what snapple puts in its drink, but its so strong it blocks all other tastes… this sweet citrusy/lemon, mildly astringent liquid…

8oz snapple + 1 tbsp yunnan black loose tea (now i feel kinda wasted it…and it was gold tip too…)

result: 1 snapple flavor with a totally separate perfumy creamy yunnan black flavor (blunted by the strong snapple flavor).

this totally does not work.

i dont even think ill try to mix it with anything else, it obviously will block out any real tea taste.

Green Tea bottle .Snapple

June 14, 2007 at 8:54 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Finally have found you!… green “tea” by snapple… seems to be out on the East coast /NY, not on the west coast (at the time of this review.)

Taste: low-medium flavor of….unknown…+ sweet (the diet version has splenda), some tea flavor (but low)

Overall: disappointing, but not surprised.

no, id not get this. rather drink water, or some coke, sprite, 7up(has too much bubble), pepsi(gives me tummy ache after too many mL.). Ergo, NOT on my FavoriTeas Bottled Tea list

UPDATE: a better tasting (as per my tastebuds) sweet green tea drink is from Gold Peak

emergency alternatives in case of green tea 500mcg EGCG AOX antioxidant withdrawal:

  • chew some grass
  • eat some leaves
  • hump a tree.

Peach Tea .Lipton

June 14, 2007 at 8:52 pm | Posted in Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

rtd bottled tea, sorry didnt have anything to drink today.

taste: low, watery, juice, not much tea flavor. worse than snapple.

.no. pick Tazo giant peach/ else: snapple’s.

White Tea Tangerine .Snapple

June 14, 2007 at 8:51 pm | Posted in RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews, White Tea | Leave a comment

flavor: low, juice, no tea taste.

reminds me of the bathroom tile cleaner spray Scrub bubbles or whatever its called.

.no. this is shit.

Green Tea with honey and ginseng .Fuze

May 17, 2007 at 9:43 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

yes thought id try these things again but after the peach mango fuze fiasco, i fizzed down on the enthusiasm…

this too tastes rather shitty, something like baby-barf wash with some baby soap and window washer mixed in…cant even compare it to the oolong fuze … large gap in product flavor, dont know what the hell happened here.

Peach Mango .Fuze

May 17, 2007 at 9:39 pm | Posted in RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

hoping on the goodness from oolong fuze, i picked this up (even tho its not tea)
shoulda kept the receipt

tastes like sweet shit juice with dissolved baby vitamins.

Green Tea Japanese Style .King Car

March 30, 2007 at 12:29 am | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

made in taiwan

found at Singapore Banana Leaf (Farmers Market at the Grove). SBL is on my top list of the food court restaurants (wonderful consistent good food and great flavor).

liquor yellow

taste: flavor 3/7 some kind of strange green tea bag concoction… an awful sour powerful astringency hit my tastebuds… it reminds me of aspirin dissolved in water. After it thoroughly numbed my mouth, astringency and other tastes could not be felt like normal, had to rinse my mouth couple times…

no. definitely wouldn’t touch this ever again even if there was no water around.

Green Tea Unsweetened .Trader Joes

March 25, 2007 at 6:39 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 2 Comments

again, seems like everybody wants to stick their tail into the tea market. Which TJ does due to a desire to lower end product cost to consumer .. 😉 … ? … i think 😛

was happy to see it,

99c /1L ! …maybe because its new to market.

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similar bottle with Tejava, except for a green tint and different label.
ive seen ascorbate (vit C) on other tea labels so i thought nothing of it.

opened bottle… oh-oh… smells like lemon … errr

taste: lemon flavor 3/4, tea astringency 1/4 … fudge pack…

i guess someone told them, yeah, mask that shit it dont taste like nothing anyways, just drop a ton of ascorbic acid in the mix, them suckers wont know and we’ll get our money anyway. damnit TJ get some better TEA people.

overall: NO. i like Ito En Japanese Green tea (Oi Ocha) actually tastes good…

Oolong Tea .Fuze

February 17, 2007 at 11:23 am | Posted in Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at Kmart. *discontinued*  😦

product discussion: may want to skip to taste or…
YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT?!?!

Lets give them a hand. you ever seen anything so cute???!!! gosh, and trying to put it in american stores, they got some ballz. I suppose they have an established base so theyre just trying to see how this fares.

was expecting a mouthfull o’ sugar but its not that bad {(16g/18oz vs snapple 26g/16oz) [its always nice how the US does not adopt the metric system, but marketers use it: what the hell theyre mixing grams with oz for ? obviously because Joe does not know how much 16g is…either use one or the other damnit (not just fuze, but everybody does it)]}.

bunch of bullshit on the label irrelevant to taste but relevant to ‘health nuts’.

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taste:

flavor: 4/7 –> something almost sweet, astringency, fruit, apricot?peach?, astringency…tea? kinda, works for me.

not bad, yes., id pick this over snapple’s sugar or bullshit tea’s (oops i mean honest teas)

Teas’ Tea Green White .Ito En

February 17, 2007 at 10:23 am | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews, White Tea | Leave a comment

i dont know… i feel bummed… maybe i got defective tastebuds… but

all the ItoEn bottled teas have tasted the same with minor variations in astringency and intensity…

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we have today a bummer of a ‘combination’ of white + green tea

taste of bummer: 3/7, mostly fried oil/roasted flavor, astringency mild, aftertaste minute.

uhm, thanks for not putting any sugars :P, and selling it at whole foods (where by the way most of the bottled teas have sugar). priced at a fabulous $2.03 (incl CA tax).

Premium Iced Tea .Tejava

January 28, 2007 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Assam, Black Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 3 Comments

Found at many supermarkets in California/ Trader Joes in NY, Chicago
good price: ~1.5$/L (compared to $1.8 /0.5L as other RTD teas are priced.)

This is a black tea grown in Java, brewed in California (as per their website).

its unsweetened 😀 yay!, a US made tea that keeps it real!

and look no bullsh*t on the label (sofar) … no ‘organic’ , no ‘all natural’ ,  no ‘10000mg flavonoids’ 😀 yay #2 !

it does say that there are no preservatives or anything artificial, so that’s good 🙂

Taste: its TEA 🙂 with: moderate astringency first, upon swallow flavor appears as a black tea sort of an assam-ish? flavor with a little specific taste but i dont know of what (fruity?). lingering astringency aftertaste in the back of the throat with a bit of a dryness sensation (as is most black tea astringency.)

Overall: good product, i’d buy it again (i haven’t found another black tea as this one yet).

still going 2009 🙂 Tejava rules 😀

update 3/2010: Noticed at local Trader Joes Tejava pack of .5L bottles (looked like glass bottles too)

Oolong Cha .Suntory

January 28, 2007 at 4:59 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

~ $1.80 RTD tea .product of japan. manufactured for Santory LTD.
Found at Mitsuwa market (LA), Sunrise Mart (NY)

…got another oolong. but it turns out its not just another oolong. this time its a bit better…

Taste: same RTD taste (the tannins which quickly give it a astringent? feeling in the mouth) that’s found in itoen products, but the astringency is lower, so this tea is much more pleasant to drink. The oolong flavor is much better and prominent than that found in ItoEn’s product. (IMHO that is).

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like the package too, seems more ‘conservative’ than others..

Overall: Good, YES & i’d pick this over the Itoen products. Listed.

Giant Peach Juiced Tea .Tazo

January 16, 2007 at 1:05 am | Posted in Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

thirst and curiosity does maketh for new experiences. ~1.95 @ Starbucks, Whole Foods.

“iced green tea with apple & peach juices”

Not my image/photoNice package ofcourse. image found on the internets (not my property).

Lets describe the flavor: fruit juice sweet: perceive flavor of peach * nice good sharp peach flavor, then sweetness, then some minute tangyness (either from the apple or from the peach skin or from green tea). some minor tea flavor.

I’d have a tough time right now choosing between this and Snapple peach… i dont remember the snapple’s detail but i actually think    this one (giant peach) has a better flavor than Snapple with more personality, while the snapple emphasizes sweet & bland compared to this.

Green Tea Latte .Hillside Tea

December 29, 2006 at 10:37 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 5 Comments

who’s ready for a science experiment????!!!

these cans caught my eye at Ralph’s since they were “on sale” 2 for $5

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they’re SELF HEATING!!! yay !!! way cool!!!

turn it upside down, press a button to release a chemical, turn it on its side until an indicator turns white, then put it right on the table.
about 5 min later i pop the top and the liquid was HOT HOT HOT!!!

that sounds all dope and shit, but i bought a tea…so how’s it taste???

well i shoulda remembered that one time at band camp when i put milk in green tea – it wasn’t nice – i didn’t enjoy that taste experience. so how’s this?

taste: milky, it has sugar, some tea flavor. don’t know if its the combination with the tea but it tasted like powdered cheap milk concentrate or some shit.

i didn’t like it, only reason to drink it was for the sweet milk, but then the combination with the tea felt nasty.

buy again: NO. i’ll try the other i got- chai latte- keep my fingers crossed for better.

***UPDATE: the other one: chai latte from hillside tea tastes a bit like chai, milk, but it has the same shitty ‘powder milk’ taste that i dont like.

Sencha Shot .Ito En

December 28, 2006 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Sencha, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

5.4oz 190ml @ ~ $1.6

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can is already printed in english unlike the plastic bottles which have a sticker attached with english translation.
the can repeats on the “catechin” & “antioxidant” words.

liquor: green (finally. i guess the light-proof can protects from oxidation as well).
taste: smoother than the plastic bottles (oi ocha).
astringency: 2.5/7 tanninic (less than the oi ocha) with a twist of fried oil as usual(less than oi ocha).
flavor: 2.5/7 (less than the oi ocha), mildly green grass …mild…
minor aftertaste.

somewhat disappointed with this product, was expecting a shot of grass-like taste.
size is also annoying.

buy again: no. (would rather get the oi ocha hit me with its astringency).

Oolong tea .Sangaria

December 17, 2006 at 1:58 am | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

where? Mitsuwa market/Torrance
price? $1.90+tax

flavor: 3.5/7 same old friggin fried tea taste, some chocolaty sensations (i think like the pokka can of oolong). more astringency than the can of pokka green tea can i had today.

overall not as strong in flavor/astringency as the ito en oi ocha.

Green Tea .Pokka

December 17, 2006 at 1:53 am | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

where? Mitsuwa market/Torrance
dinero? .98/can+tax
package? aluminium can

flavor: 3/7 fried green tea taste, some minor green tea flavor, minor astringency.

again: no.

this is starting to frustrate me, all the bottled teas tasted sofar taste basically the same… 😦

Oolong tea can .Ito En

November 4, 2006 at 6:18 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

heh, this one was the most disappointing of the day. / or it was a fake ! :\

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flavor … 0.5/7 astringency 0 … geez… more like $1.20 for a can of water.

Green Tea .Kirin

November 4, 2006 at 6:07 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 3 Comments

found at Fujiya Market /Silverlake. cost $ 2.50 !!! 😦

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good thing i had notes, otherwise i wouldve rated them all a 1. (%_%) ! ?

flavor 1.5/7 (‘fried’ green tea flavor ~0.5) astringent 2/7, aftertaste 0.

again: no. (id pick itoen green tea bottle, at least i know im paying for some astringency).

Green Tea .UCC

November 4, 2006 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 3 Comments

Had a fun 15 minutes at Fujiya Market in Silverlake on Virgil, they had couple of ready to drink ‘real’ teas in the fridges. After tasting them, it wasnt too much excitement but at least it wasn’t a totally worthless experience.

Here we have a can of Green Tea made by ‘UCC’ Ueshima Coffee Co of Japan.
Can’s description is not far from the truth as i see it:
“we present: mild body and aroma to you”

maybe being refrigerated numbs my tastebuds but here it is: watery flavor 1.5/7 (I’m exaggerating), astringent 2/7, there is a little tiny sneaky lemon flavor but maybe its just me., aftertaste 0/7.

again: no. I’d choose the Ito En Green Tea bottle over any of these i took today.

Oolong Tea .Pokka

October 20, 2006 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

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Made by Pokka . can says its made in Singapore under a Japanese license.

Flavor: 3/7. kinda like the bottle of the Ito En Oi Ocha. somewhat distant green taste, fried tea taste, this time a bit of chocolate sensation.

Like the Ito En green tea better.
keep? no.

Summer Peach Iced Tea .Snapple

October 8, 2006 at 1:07 pm | Posted in Herbal Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

i dont know why its called a tea when it tastes like sweetened fruit juice.

anyways, this or the regular Peach is the only one i would drink if i had to.

taste: sweet, fruit-juice (peach in this case) but not ‘real-fruity’ kind of taste- more like fruit flavor, as for tea – cant feel any tea flavor.

If i have the choice, I like Tazo’s Peach much better, taste more like fruit.

i dont even understand why they make the ‘diet’ versions when they put in that disgusting aspartame or other shitty sweeteners. cant they just leave the TEA and fruit? guess not…

.hey, look at that – snapple does make unsweetened ‘tea’ ! its called ‘Just Plain Tea Unsweetened i wonder on what planet they sell it because ive never seen it in stores. Seems the plain unsweetened tea didn’t quite work out for them…

Oi Ocha Japanese Green Tea .Ito En

October 4, 2006 at 8:38 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 1 Comment

found at Famima!!/Whole Foods/Sunrise Mart(NY)/and other local stores

was ~ $2.03 for .5L bottle. nice packaging.Also available as 2L bottle (which for some reason i did a separate review)

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feels over-extracted… leaf kept too long in water. But, better taste than most teabags i’ve tried, not as good as a good looseleaf tea, but its a fast, ready to drink substitute.

Overall: keep-r-us? HELL YES ! and thus started my Bottled Teas list.

wish they’d sell this at Ralphs or Savon or Whole foods…but probably those have exclusive contracts with lipton or some other marketers of sugarized ‘tea’ shit.


Green Tea with Ginseng (diet) .Arizona

October 2, 2006 at 5:35 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 1 Comment

1. sweet taste

2. lemon-citrusy

3. a faint tea flavor .. couldnt say its green… more like black
4. honey

5. a prolonged sweet aftertaste from the ‘sugar’ (splenda)

obviously they only see us wanting sweets… or does the sweet get more re-purchased…

i drank the regulr arizona lemon green tea which is very sweet.

my opinion? : this is CRAP. keep? no. hell NO.

Peach oo-la-long .Honest Tea

September 23, 2006 at 6:51 pm | Posted in Oolong Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 3 Comments

peach oo-la-long ? ….is this for teenage girls??? oo-la la la?!
‘real tea, real taste, honest’ …not after you taste it.
‘organic oolong tea with peach’ …of course, slap *organic* on everything to sell more of it.
they just couldn’t abstain from pooping in with a little sugar. (1g sugar/30ml, vs coke 1g/8ml)

taste: first you taste something sweet, then a tad flavor of dilute peach, then some tea astringency, then a tiny bit of unidentifiable tea flavor. maybe its some of that shitty cheap ass oolong i had a couple times…
disappointing, and not honest at all.

NO. and boooooo !

Green Tea Bottle .Lipton

September 23, 2006 at 5:29 pm | Posted in Green Tea, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

i was at the ikea in Burbank, thirsty, went to the soda machines outside and i press the water bottle button and this thing comes out. … hey green tea! why not … lets try

then this carbonized sugarized liquid emerges and it mangles my taste buds … i don’t see why/HOW they even say green tea when it tastes like goddamn soda. (oh wait i know why. so they can sell their crap).

keep? NO.

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