A local discount store by my house always is flush with Ito En product. A great deal for me because $0.99 for the 2L bottles of iced tea is pretty nice. I think the jasmine green is the best of the offerings (well at least from the three options they carry: pure green tea, jasmine green, and golden oolong). The last trip I made though was a great score. They had these diminutive cans of green tea called “Sencha Shots” and selling for what I’d imagine is a pretty steep discount of only $0.59 each. I wasn’t expecting much based on the other Ito En iced teas, but I was totally wrong. These things are amazing. The sencha they contain is perfectly brewed and tastes wonderful. Without a doubt, the best iced tea I’ve ever enjoyed. Perfectly bright green tea flavor, no sugar, and what has to be a very high quality sencha. The only downside is that you’ll be wishing for more since 6oz. is just not enough. Here are the facts from Ito En’s website:
Brewed from premium Japanese loose tea leaves, Sencha Shot uses an advanced, deeper brewing method that yields both a high content of natural catechin tea antioxidants and a more full-bodied green tea taste.
Caffeine Content: Approximately 40 mgs per can.
Purified Water, Green Tea, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Well worth a shot (oof, bad pun) if you ever come across them.