drank Java Tea by Sinvino
382 tasting notes

Another tea to tide me over during my preemptive “can’t find Chocolate milk tea again” mourning period.

I’m gonna be straight with you guys. I have NO idea what this is. I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s just unsweetened black tea, that’s pretty much what it tastes like. Pretty lightly brewed and with a kind of delicate, even somewhat sour flavor. The label uses the characters for black tea so that backs it up too. BUT, the word ‘RED’ is written in all caps on the bottle, so perhaps it is not black tea? The trouble is that the character for black in “black tea” in Japanese is actually the character for dark red or crimson, which brings us back to the idea that it’s just black tea. BUT, I’m not sure how strict of a categorization it is. Maybe that character denotes any tea like drink that is reddish? Also, they sell Java Tea (same name, different company) at Trader Joes, and I think that’s not just normal tea? I don’t actually know, I’ve never tried it.

Ok it’s probably black tea. Like I said, quite pleasant and delicately flavored. And, best of all, unsweetened! Yay!

BUT, forget about the tea, let’s talk about IPHONE APPS. I was trying to figure out what was up with this tea from the website, and, obviously I didn’t, BUT, I did find out that they have a combination iPhone and iPad app which turns your iPhone into a bottle of java tea and your iPad into a glass. I quote from the page! “When you turn your iPhone towards your iPad, see what happens!” Clearly, anyone possessing both of these needs to go and download this right now: http://www.javatea.net/

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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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