Friday, April 18, 2014

Mr. Brown Blue Mountain Blend Coffee Canned

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Here it is again, another Mr. Browns canned coffee, this time Blue Mountain Blend!
I have reviewed the Vanilla and the Cappuccino caned coffees from Mr. Brown and here we have another type. Produced by King Car Company in Taiwan and started in 1982. At only 240 mL of liquid it is a nice little can to get you going in the morning. The flavors are Vanilla, Cappuccino, Blue Mountain Blend, Original, espresso, Colombian, and Macadamia Nut.   

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ito En Golden Oolong Tea

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 Ito En is a personal favorite Tea company of mine. The best in bottled tea in my personal opinion. Their Golden Oolong Tea which I tried the first time for this review was not an exception. It was delicious and many people in Japan think so too since it is one of the most popular bottled in the country. They used flowery and fragrant golden cinnamon and it is from green and black teas. You can get 180% Vitamin C and I am a big fan of unsweetened.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sangaria Royal Milk Tea

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Sangaria is the company that many anime fans and Japanese fans know as the company that makes the popular Ramune Soda Bottle with the marble. Well they came out with a canned Royal Milk Tea beverage. I though that this was interesting so I picked it up at the local Asian Market in town. The can was short (9.2 fl oz) and is Milk Tea! So I love Milk tea and there is no way to get the more known brands of Royal Milk Tea that are popular in Japan. I did pick up a bag of packets that you add to hot water and mix but not a ready to go drink like this one. I wouldn't have thought that it would have came from Sangaria and canned of all things. I still wanted to try it since it is the first one I have seen without resulting to the internet for delivery.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sakuma Drops

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If you have ever seen the movie "Grave of the Fireflies" from Studio Ghibli then perhaps you have seen the children in the film eat these drops. They are a hard candy with various flavors that are not that bad. They come in an tin can as seen and you just pour them out into your hand. I bought the can because I noticed the reference to the movie on one side. They made this can as a limited edition one. 
They are flavored with real fruit juice and made in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The popularity of them  use to be a lot back in the day as it isn't as much anymore. they have been around since the Meiji Era! There are a lot more candies out there now in Japan that people prefer and I agree as it wouldn't be on the top of my list. 

It has a nice look on the can and that probably what prompt my buy, I forgot what I got it for at my local Asian Market. I am not a huge hard candy fan but enjoy them once in awhile. This is definitely hard candy and they didn't have an overwhelming flavor which was nice. I enjoyed the real fruit juice flavoring. They are all shaped like like what their flavor is. Now that I tried them, I probably wont buy it again unless there is another collectible can. They are tasty but not amazing in which I would probably buy something else with my money for my sweet tooth. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Mr. Tea

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Friday, April 4, 2014

UCC Original Coffee with Milk

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UCC Coffee is well known in Japan (Ueshima Coffee Company). The company is located in Kobe, Japan and makes Tea's and Coffee's. The company started 1933 under a different name and eventually ended up be called Ueshima Coffee Company. In April of 1969 it introduced the "First Canned Coffee" (UCC Coffee with Milk). This is what started the popularity of canned coffee in Japan, and it really is popular over there. 

This caned coffee was rather tasty. I enjoyed it better then Mr. Browns regular coffee and I got a lot more although I did pay $1.75 for the can. I don't know If I will be going about buying $1.75-$2 for a single caned coffee but I did enjoy it. It has the color of what you would see in a "milked" down cup of coffee. I would drink it if you only like black/dark coffee without milk. It is also a little sweet as they did put sugar in it. You do get about 20% calcium in the can and 140 calories. 
Give it a try! I wish I got a hold of the limited edition ones that featured Evangelion characters on it since UCC coffee was in the feature "End of Evangelion". 

Thanks for stopping by, Mr. Tea
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Calpis Original Drink (Calpico)

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Calpis, known as Calpico in USA, is a "refreshingly sweet and tangy" non carbonated soft drink. It comes in a variety of flavors (personally tried maybe four) and I always enjoy it. Some people that I have shown to, like Ms. Noodle, has not shown an interest to it because of it's color and sometimes the taste. The original seen here has a color that looks to be of skim milk. Not to pleasing when you look at it I guess. I enjoy it and the original has a unique flavor to it that sorta taste of milk but has a strong acidic flavor that of Orange Juice sometimes. 
It was first marketed in July 7th, 1919 during pre-war Japan and was popular because of the non-need to refrigeration. It's polka dot  packaging refers to the Milky Way and Tanabata Day which falls on July 7th. 
I recommend trying it once as it is a well known drink in Japan and maybe give the many more flavors a chance. You can find it in America labeled as Calpico, Calpis pronounced here in the states sounds like "cow piss" which is probably a reason while they wanted a new name for marketing. 
You can find it as a regular sized bottle or this 1.5 litter bottle which I paid $2.99 for. 

By Mr. Tea
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