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drank Jasmine Tea by DyDo
382 tasting notes

Jasmine teas are probably my favorites within the range of Japanese bottled iced teas. Weirdly though, they are not available year ’round. From what I can recall, they show up in the summer and then once fall starts disappear again. This saddens me.

I have no idea what the base tea here is, I assume it’s green, but the bottle doesn’t actually say and and ingredients only list “jasmine tea” and, interestingly, vitamin C. Not sure what’s up with that.

This tea was great! Very refreshing and strongly scented. The low temperature did not conceal the jasmine-ness at all, giving it a noticeable character without having to rely on the bitterness of the tea. Great for a day of walking around Yokohama. And finally something that’s not a coca-cola product!

Auggy

Vitamin C is the same thing as ascorbic acid and is a preservative.
BTW, I’m greatly enjoying your bottled tea reviews – even if it does make me a bit homesick for all the vending machines in Japan! For some reason, a ton of my time and adventures in Japan has ended up being mentally associated with bottled teas so your logs bring up lots of memories!

Ewa

Oh right, I think I learned that at some point. Glad you’re enjoying them! I think everyone who stays in Japan for a reasonable length of time starts seeing vending machines and the things that come from them as an integral part of the experience.

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Auggy

Vitamin C is the same thing as ascorbic acid and is a preservative.
BTW, I’m greatly enjoying your bottled tea reviews – even if it does make me a bit homesick for all the vending machines in Japan! For some reason, a ton of my time and adventures in Japan has ended up being mentally associated with bottled teas so your logs bring up lots of memories!

Ewa

Oh right, I think I learned that at some point. Glad you’re enjoying them! I think everyone who stays in Japan for a reasonable length of time starts seeing vending machines and the things that come from them as an integral part of the experience.

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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