Foot of a Mount Hakone Black Tea

Brand: Kanagawa Ken Noukyo Chagyo Center Found at: Bokkusu Region: Kanagawa     Japanese tea is amazing and you can’t convince me otherwise. There are so many varieties with such a broad range of flavors that you can spend a lifetime and still only drink a tiny fraction of the tea that is out there.... Continue Reading →

Green Tea

Cost: £1.80 Brand: Mr. Kon Found at: University of Glasgow Vending Machines I've been had. I genuinely thought I was getting my favourite brand of bottled tea, Oi Ocha. 'How lucky!' I delighted when I saw it in the vending machine. 'Who would have thought that I'd find my favourite tea brand in my own... Continue Reading →

Kagoshima Chirancha

Brand: Satshumarché Found at: Bokkusu   Is a tea bag a snack? Debatable. Do I brew tea like it's free? Oh, most definitely. So today, I’ve decided to post about tea, as a blatant affront to all the excellent tea blogs out there who do a much better job and describing tea than I do.... Continue Reading →

Uji Matcha Daifuku

Brand: Yuki & Love Cost: £3   The following story is a tale of a first-world problem extraordinaire. I tell it because, in this time of pandemics and primaries, it is nice to present the world with a problem that is both niche and ridiculous. Behold my tale of woe in four acts:   Act... Continue Reading →

Caramel Log

Brand: Tunnock’s Found at: Iceland Cost: £1 for 6   Even the most hardened Anglophile has to admit that the UK is far from perfect. The trains never seem to run on time, the government offices never seem to be reliable or consistent, and I’ve never seen anyone litter quite like the British. That being... Continue Reading →

Lemon Scottish Shortbread Rounds

Brand: Morrison’s Cost: £1.60 Found at: Morrison’s   After three weeks, IKEA finally delivered my teapot. It was one of those objects that I thought I could live without but after a week I caved, realizing that I am indeed the kind of basic bitch that needed a teapot. I never have been very good... Continue Reading →

Dark Chocolate Digestives

Brand: McVitie’s Cost: £1.50 Found at: Morrisons   We live in a time where I can access the combined knowledge of humanity from my cozy bedroom; a time of facial recognition, virtual reality, 3D printing, robotic surgery, privatized space travel, cryptocurrency, drones, and a thousand podcasts about serial killers. And yet somehow, in this amazing,... Continue Reading →

Nagomi Delicious Green Tea

Brand: Coca-Cola Cost: 129 yen Found At: Lawsons Coke is delicious. I love coke. The Coca-cola company does great things with its sugary beverages. But please do not mess with tea. Bottled tea is precious to me, and I do not trust the Coca-Cola company with the responsibility of making a quality cup of tea.... Continue Reading →

High-Quality Tea

Brand: Sapporo Price: 150 Found At: Vending Machine The thing I really love about living abroad is that life is full of little victories. If I buy shampoo and not fabric softener? Victory. If I get off at the right train stop? Victory. If I learn how to pay for my amazon purchases on my... Continue Reading →

Sesame Barley Tea

Brand: Suntory Cost: 140 yen Found At: Family Mart   Do you ever innocently buy a bottle of tea only to discover that it is actually a high-blood pressure treatment? There I was, innocently reaching for a bottle of sesame tea, and now I’m improving my heart health. As usual, it seems I have accidently... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑