62 Tasting Notes
Even though Ito En is the equivalent of Lipton Tea in Japan, I really enjoy their iced tea. They are extremely refreshing and don’t contain any sweetner. I tried this one for the first time today and it has a stronger flavor than their regular green tea. It kind of has a grassy/sencha flavor to it. The regular Oi Ocha tastes more like barley/popcorn/gen mai cha to me.
I’m in Barnes and Noble sipping this tea right now. I really shouldn’t request green or white teas at these types of establishments. The employees almost always give you scalding hot water. I let it steep for about 3 minutes before fishing the tea bag out. I can taste the orange but no tea, and there is barely any fragrance to the tea itself. Disappointed!