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bottled teas

aser | Sep 29, 200903:58 AM

I love teas, but a lot of times I'm oot & aboot, making loose leaf a difficult proposition. Hence I drink a lot of bottled teas.

Most bottled iced teas in our convenience stores are garbage, loaded w/ sugars. None of them really taste like tea at all. The lone exception are the Lipton pureleaf teas in the glass bottle, "NOT" the ones in the plastic bottles (trash). Flavours available in Canada are lemon, peach, raspberry, green tea w/ honey (fav). The white tea w/ tangerine is incredible but only available in the US. $2 - $2.50 per bottle.


Mostly I buy bottled teas (sugarless) from Asian markets. Store them in my fridge and take one out when I leave the house. My favourites are.....

hey song lonjing or oolong tea - genuine tea taste, a great value too as they can be found for $1 - $1.50.


Itoen oolong tea - actually their entire jpn product line is excellent, albeit expensive. Some of the American versions are sweetened, those are only ok (but are cheaper). $2 - 3 for 500ml or $5-7 for 2L.


Suntory oolong tea - It's cheaper since these are bottled in China instead of Japan. $1.25 - $1.50


I would love to find a wholesale source for these teas, or anywhere selling them for cheap.

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