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I should not of drank this during the weather I did… this is for sure a tea to drink when you’re cold…

This tea is beautiful, the snowflake ‘thingy’ and silver ball/s don’t disappear after a brewing which was nice. I just didn’t enjoy it because I was already warm- my fault. I will drink it again some other time. I have been rather impressed with the Japnese black tea blends thus far though :)

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Did I really just drink 12 ounces of this?

Well, I’m rather surprised I drank this as fast as I did. This tea has a unique taste (which I’m sure any champagne tea would). I’m not sure what to say about it… it’s a fantastic tea bag that smells too strong but brews a delicious cup- I’m just still not a big fan of black teas :/

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I brewed this weak (lower temperature) and really enjoyed it. Really smooth blood orange taste with a mild/medium taste of earl grey. I like it this way, it blends quite well. I’m not sure what kind of black tea it is that this Japanese company uses, but it brewed nicely with water at 190. I’ll try it with hotter water one morning to see if the earl grey comes out more (I doubt it would, but I also like it on the mild side)

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Spotted this tea today and saw how the steam and leaf was rolled without any breakage in the package and thought to myself: “Wow, 40g of beautiful oolong tea for less than $4?”
I had to buy this tea. I ended up steeping it twice today and find it to be much smoother than a tieguanyin would be. While it is smooth, there is a slight lack of flavor from a brew.
Here’s 15 cents worth of steeping :p

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This is plain rooibos tea in a bag. Yep. That’s it. I don’t think I’d ever buy this one in the U.S., but I find myself craving rooibos while in Japan, as a departure from green tea (which is amazing, but I can’t drink it after 5pm or I don’t sleep). Muji has a 10 tea bag for 294yen pack, which isn’t bad for Japan rooibos pricing.

You know, considering most flavored rooibos just tastes like rooibos to me anyway, this is just fine. Rooibos even tastes healthy to me. I can actually use these tea bags to make an entire cold pitcher too. Numnumnum.

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So I’m living in Japan for a year for research, and this is the first tea I review in a while? Well, truth be told I’ve been awfully stressed, and as my U.S. stockpile of herbal teas is on its way across the ocean to me veryyy slowly, I’ve had to make do with things like chamomile. U.S. Liz is not a big chamomile fan.

However, Japan Liz is a big Muji (Full name = Mujirushi Ryouhin) fan. I love that store, and as I live almost across the street from one, I visit fairly often.

This tea brews into a gorgeous golden cup. No matter how I manipulate the brewing times, I just don’t taste the orange though. It’s much better if I treat this as a straight chamomile. I can see the orange pieces in the tea bags, but they just don’t stand out. At least chamomile actually works to relax me. If I can get myself to a better tea shop soon I probably won’t bother to re-purchase this bad-boy.

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drank Mate and Lemongrass by Muji
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I don’t know what everyone else does with their tea leaves/bag after they’re done preparing tea, but I generally leave mine in all the way. I can’t be bothered to use a strainer.

Strangely this cup doesn’t taste different no matter how long the bag steeps, which is nice. I wanted to call it “mellow” initially (how ironic, given the lemongrass), but it’s not. It’s…rounded, let’s say, and while the lemongrass is distinct, it’s not sharp at all. Once the temperature’s almost lukewarm, there is an added smell/taste of honey.

This tea is the opposite of those which force your attention upon them with every sip, no matter what you’re doing.

195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

You leave loose leafs floating in the cup? I’d think it’d not only get way over steeped, it’d be chunky to drink. How do additional infusions work w/ this method?


Yeah I do. I grew up with two ways of drinking tea, one with company (time to break out the good stuff, earthenware teapot and tiny tiny cups), and one when you’re alone and don’t care. With most teas, the leaves fall to the base once they’re fully steeped, and whatever’s still floating I chew on if I happen to drink them. Additional infusions = adding more hot water to the damp leaves in the porcelain mug.

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drank Apple Rosehip by Muji
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Very, very awful taste. Let’s just say the aftertaste reminds me of bile acid. These two teas that I bought from Muji is enough for me to stop exploring the rest of their tea products.

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