Man! I am totally getting to the point where A. I do not remember what teas I have already drunk and B. I am running out of teas to drink, period! I’ve been avoiding buying the generic brand from the convenience stores because they’re unique to each store and therefore impossible to get from vending machines, the normal source of drinks for the average Japanese person. Also, I doubt I’d be able to distinguish between them.
Anyway, mugicha! Barley tea! I drank this and I was all like “yep, that’s barley tea!” and then I was all like “yep, that’s all I got.”
But seriously, I don’t have much other mugicha to compare this to, but it tastes kind of lightly sweet, which seems to be the case for a lot of these bottled teas. I wonder if the natural sweetness of the non-black teas is why the black teas tend to be sweetened? Because black tea doesn’t really possess that much natural sweetness? No idea!
Other than that, not too bad, it has a kind of odd undertone to it, but the overall taste isn’t as overwhelming as some of the other graintastic teas I’ve had, which is good.