I’ve been addicted to their oolong canned tea and to a lesser extent the green tea, both unsweet, for decades. Around the time of the lockdown it disappeared- from everywhere. I’ve scoured the town now for three years looking for it. Today I asked the proprieter of the nearby Korean market if he knew what happened to the company. He said he didn’t know.
Does anybody out there have any idea why they’ve disappeared? I’d like to know if I should stop looking for it.
I looked it up online (duh- never did that) and several places have it, but once again it looks like they priced themselves out of the market. They have a case on Amazon for what turns out to be nearly $5 a can. I’m sure shipping takes a chunk of that, but not even I’m prepared to pay that. They did it before, he price locally went from $1.35, which is pricey, to over $2 per can in most of my local Asian groceries, and after about a year the price went way back down to $1.39 or so. But looks like they did it again. Buttholes. I’m done.
I bought an Ito En green tea when I got the oolong the other day. It’s really good, in fact it’s a lot better than the UCC green tea. I’m glad there’s a local Asian market right down the street that carries it.
Glad you found something. We have a lot of Japanese stores around here, and I see these canned green tea, oolong, coffee pretty often, but I do not pay too close attention to them. I will see if they carry UCC (just for knowledge)
It’d be interesting to know. Oddly enough, we don’t have any Japanese stores here, but the Korean stores carry a lot of Japanese ingredients and the general Asian groceries carry things from all over Asia.