Unif Free Tea

Ever since I gave up the Coke I’ve been drinking green tea like there’s no tomorrow. I tend to go with Unif because they have competitions going most of the time, the latest being for gold chains. I don’t really care for the chains themselves, but the occasional free bottle of green tea is welcome. In the last two weeks I’ve won 4 free bottles (one just a few minutes ago) and I hope there are plenty more to come because green tea tastes better when it’s free.

One of the things that has always surpised me is the multitude of flavours available of green tea here in Thailand. Back home green tea is just that – one flavour, but here there are at least 8 flavours going at any one time and that’s not even getting into the different brands available! For an indecisive person such as me it’s very difficult to choose the right one (if there is such a thing).

Right now I’m going with the honey flavour, sometimes deviating from my boringness to try lemon and honey (this coming from the person who has eaten kao pad moo every day for lunch at the office for the last two years). One things for sure though, I absolutely cannot stand the sugar free variety – I already gave up the caffiene, don’t take my sugar too!

14 Comments so far

  1. bkkmei (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 3:57 pm

    you drink green tea with sugar?

  2. Ben Harris (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 4:43 pm

    Erm, I thought they all have sugar except the sugar free ones?

  3. THAT AJARN (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 6:05 pm

    Is the green tea competition available only in Bangkok, I wonder?

  4. Ben Harris (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 7:31 pm

    I’m not sure since I don’t venture outside of Bangkok much. Perhaps you could tell us?

  5. THAT AJARN (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 10:15 pm

    From Singapore to Hanoi, Mr Harris, from Singapore to Hanoi.

    I do look forward to you sharing more of your thrilling non-Bangkok related drinking preferences with your audience.

  6. Ben Harris (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2005 @ 11:09 am

    THAT AJARN, neither myself nor any of the other Bangkok authors appreciate the constantly negative, and superior attitude you show in your comments – especially when they are written primarily to insult. They add nothing to the topic at hand and frankly I’m sick to death of seeing them and having the job of getting people to write made harder.

    If you have anything to say that doesn’t fit into the above category we’d love to hear it, otherwise just don’t.

    If you wish to discuss this further please do so via email.

  7. bkkmei (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2005 @ 11:56 am

    ok Mr Harris – you’re taking the manufactured tea drinks I guess. I like my tea hot, stewed from the leaf and no added sugar!
    you can get all kinds of green tea (I’m not talking added flavours here) which do vary in taste a lot e.g. some Japanese green teas are v. bitter, Chinese Long Jing is smokey and nutty…
    p.s. green tea does have caffeine – though not as much as coke!

  8. Dan (unregistered) on September 4th, 2005 @ 1:44 am

    Damn Ben, I was just gonna post something about my new habit. I’ve recently found myself drinking tons f Oishi Green Tea. Finding that the lemon/honey flavor is actually addicting. I start shaking if I don’t have one a day.

  9. Ben Harris (unregistered) on September 5th, 2005 @ 12:18 pm

    In your honour, I’m drinking Honey Lemon falvoured Oishi green tea this morning. Cheers!

  10. Lynn (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 10:13 am

    Oishi’s green tea is my lifeline! :D

  11. Ben Harris (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 11:52 am

    What’s wrong with Unif? Why doesn’t anyone like my Unif green tea?

  12. balther@batstar.com (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 6:12 pm

    mix it with whiskey. thats the new hong kong trend.

  13. Dan (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 5:11 pm

    Whoa… thanks Ben. First bottle, free cap ;)
    Then I forgot and threw it away :( if anybody feels like going through BU’s garbage, there is a free bottle of tea in there somewhere.

  14. Bonafide (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 6:36 pm

    Sorry man, I’m a Oishi man.

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