December 8, 2014

Lipton Tea...

HAPPY 50 TEAS!  I've hit another milestone.  I've managed to sample 50 teas.  That's pretty awesome if I do say so myself.  Also, it's a good thing I love tea.

First is Lychee Tea:

Now I'm not so sure what the difference is between this and Thailand Lychee Tea.  Again, I'm not the world's biggest lychee fan so this was not my cup of tea (literally).

Next is Winter Tea Punch:

I really enjoy this tea/punch concoctions.  This is no different.  Boasting made with "blood oranges" on the label, this is just delightful!  (In fact, I saw this on Lipton Japan's Facebook page and I've been searching for it since.  I just found it at my コンビニ this morning.  Incidentally I knew it would appear soon because a blank shelf space appeared last night.)

The list:
  1. Milk Tea
  2. Maple Milk Tea
  3. Lemon Tea
  4. Peach Tea
  5. Earl Grey Milk Tea
  6. Green Apple Tea
  7. 50/50 Tea & Lemonade
  8. Tropical Fruit Tea
  9. Chamomile Citrus Tea
  10. Roast Milk Tea
  11. Jasmine Lemon Peel
  12. Grape Tea
  13. Straight Tea
  14. Apple Tea
  15. 50/50 Tea & Fruit Punch
  16. Matcha Milk
  17. Tea Cappuccino
  18. Mikan Tea
  19. 50/50 Tea & Nectar
  20. Luxurious Milk Tea
  21. Muscat Tea
  22. Plum Honey
  23. Cream Milk Tea 
  24. Grapefruit Tea
  25. Orange Marmalade Tea 
  26. Royal Milk Tea
  27. Golden Pineapple Tea
  28. Italian Fruit Punch Tea
  29. Honey Milk Tea
  30. Green Apple with Honey
  31. Thailand Lychee Tea
  32. Sweetened Condensed Milk Tea 
  33. Turkey Apricot Tea
  34. Milk Caramel Tea
  35. Navel Orange Tea
  36. French Pear & Apple Tea
  37. Creamy Milk Tea
  38. American Tea Lemonade
  39. Hojicha Latte
  40. Gold Kiwi Tea
  41. Bitter Caramel Tea Latte
  42. Green Tea & Muscat
  43. Green Tea & Peach
  44. Extra Black Tea Latte 
  45. Green Tea & Citrus:
  46. Caramel Tea Latte
  47. Peach & Mango
  48. Mixed Berries Milk Tea 
  49. Lychee Tea
  50. Winter Tea Punch
The Top Five:
  1. OG Milk Tea
  2. Green Tea & Peach
  3. 50/50 Tea Lemonade
  4. 50/50 Tea & Fruit Punch
  5. Peach & Mango
Happy 50 teas!

December 5, 2014

Kit Kat Time!

Hello everyone!  It's that time again.  It's Kit Kat Time!

So throughout Japan there are regional flavors of Kit Kats which you can only buy if you visit that region (or Narita for certain flavors).  See here.  Fortunately, my fiancé's hometown is Kobe so he picked up some Kobe Pudding Kit Kats for me.

Unfortunately, I didn't like them very much.  They are SUPER sweet which if I say that it says a lot because I love sweet things.  I'm going to try them toasted and hopefully, they will taste better.

Finally, Kit Kat Dark came out in 2011 but I have avoided it because I generally don't like dark chocolate. 

Kit Kat Dark are actually really nice.  They are slightly sweet and the dark chocolate isn't too bitter.  (In actuality they call these "adult" Kit Kats.  Seriously, that's what the package says, but I can't bring myself to call them that, so I'll just call them Dark.)

Here's the list:

  1. Cheese
  2. Bitter Almond
  3. Ramune 
  4. Berry Pomegranate
  5. Apple Vinegar
  6. Peach
  7. Green Tea
  8. Tiramisu
  9. Wasabi
  10. Vanilla
  11. Sakura Matcha
  12. Strawberry
  13. Raspberry
  14. Vanilla Ice 
  15. Caramel
  16. Pumpkin Pudding
  17. Cookies and Cream
  18. Cinnamon
  19. Citrus
  20. Japanese Chili
  21. Blueberry Cheesecake
  22. Purple Sweet Potato
  23. Rum Raisin
  24. Brown Sugar Syrup
  25. Orange
  26. Hazelnut
  27. Condensed Milk Strawberry
  28. Passion Fruit 
  29. Strawberry Cheesecake
  30. Baked Kit Kats 
  31. Hokkaido Red Bean
  32. Orange Peel
  33. Kobe Pudding
  34. Dark