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drank Iced Tea by Pokka and Cafe de Crie
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I do not know why I keep getting these bottled iced black teas. They are all sweetened far too much, but I keep hoping that I’ll find a good one that is delicious and not sweetened at all. It is probably impossible though.

Anyway, while this tea hasn’t been as terrible as some (I’m looking at you, Teas’ Tea New York) it is still too sweet and, on top of that, seems to be quite weak. Actually the fact that it is so weak might be making it too sweet as it isn’t THAT sweetened (it’s “calorie off” after all!) but since the taste of the tea itself is also weak, it overwhelms the tea anyway. Fail! At the same time, the taste in general is just so light that it’s not like it’s bad either. I give this one a resounding meh.

Cofftea

I think all sweetened RTD tea is sweetened too much regardless of type- but then again I don’t sweeten mine at all so I thought it was just me lol.

Ewa

The irritating thing about Japan is it’s only the black tea that’s ever sweetened. All other kinds of bottled teas are not, so I keep hoping that each successive black one won’t be sweetened, but it never happens…

Cofftea

I have a Japanese friend that drinks bottled matcha. Since I’m all about authenticity I’m like, “Why even bother?” lol. It’s not like matcha is hard or time consuming once you find the ratio you like.

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Cofftea

I think all sweetened RTD tea is sweetened too much regardless of type- but then again I don’t sweeten mine at all so I thought it was just me lol.

Ewa

The irritating thing about Japan is it’s only the black tea that’s ever sweetened. All other kinds of bottled teas are not, so I keep hoping that each successive black one won’t be sweetened, but it never happens…

Cofftea

I have a Japanese friend that drinks bottled matcha. Since I’m all about authenticity I’m like, “Why even bother?” lol. It’s not like matcha is hard or time consuming once you find the ratio you like.

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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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