ITO EN’s Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots Review

Posted on Dec 28 2012 - 8:12pm by Susan Bewley

As some of you may remember, I am a major tea fanatic. While some people may go crazy over fine wines and coffees, I am into teas. I love trying teas from all over the world, especially different parts of Asia. Earlier this month, I had the chance to review ITO EN's Ginger Tangerine Rooibos Tea, which I have to say is now one of my family's favorite teas! When I had an opportunity to work with them again, I jumped at the chance, knowing that you guys love tea just as much as me! This time, I had the opportunity to try out something that I heard was extremely popular in Japan – ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots! As soon as they arrived, I couldn't wait to try out both of these canned teas!

ITO EN Sencha & Oolong Shots: Who is ITO EN

For our readers who haven't heard of ITO EN, they are a very well known tea company in Japan. For over 30 years, they have been making fine tea products, including loose tea, bottled teas, and traditional teas. In May of 2010, they decided to enter the North American market, allowing all of us in the United States and Canada to enjoy their amazing tea! What I especially love about ITO EN is that they are an eco-friendly business that believes in being socially responsible. This means that they incorporate eco-friendly practices into their business model and try reusing as much as they can. Even the tea leaves are upcycled and used  to create uniforms, pens, benches, etc. Along with being eco-friendly, they work toward bettering the world by being a large contributor to Whole Food's nonprofit, Whole Planet, which works to alleviate poverty in third world countries. Personally, I would rather pay a bit more to buy my tea from a company that gives back to its community and the environment itself.

ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots: What Is It

First of all, it is important to realize that ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots are meant to be a coffee or soda alternative. These strong teas are filled with caffeine, antioxidants, and polyphenols. Not only does this canned tea give you an energy boost, it is extremely healthy being all natural, calorie free (it is unsweetened), and high in vitamin C. In other words, you get all the benefits of drinking oolong or green tea in a convenient can that you can bring with you to class or to work in the morning. Since this tea is intentionally brewed strong, you get the caffeinatedpick me up you normally would from drinking your morning coffee, without the sugar or cream. Since it is canned just like soda, it is easy to keep in the office or your dorm room for whenever you want it.

ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots: Flavor

Before going any further, I want to give my readers a bit of warning – ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots do have a very strong, but healthy punch. Both of these teas taste like strongly brewed teas – no surprise there! – but have a strong, wonderful flavor when served cold. While I was a bit worried about the Sencha tea especially, I have to say that it was good! My personal favorite, however, has to be the Oolong Tea. It has such a wonderful flavor that you really don't miss having any sort of sweetener in the tea. Best of all, it really does give you give you energy. I tried both of my cans of tea in the middle of a long night playing Guild Wars 2 and felt more awake after drinking these teas. Want to know the best part? I didn't crash from having a caffeine or sugar high! All I got was energy and a nice healthy boost that left me feeling great until bed time.

ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots: Overall

I don't think I can put into words just how happy I am with both the ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots. While I was expecting them to be bitter and too strong, they were actually perfect. Who knew there really was a truly natural energy drink on the market? Then again, I guess I shouldn't be surprised since tea has been the go-to drink for centuries for people all over the world. From my own experience, I give these canned teas an A+ rating. The cans themselves are the right size for fitting in a purse and have the best flavor! They are much better than other canned or bottled teas I have tried, making them a new favorite for me. In all honesty, I loved this tea so much that I am planning on buying a case of the oolong shots from ITO EN.

ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots: Where to Purchase

Currently you can purchase ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots at ITO EN's website or on You can also purchase single cans of this tea at Whole Foods and other specialty grocery stores. I know my local Japanese store carries this drink, so I expect it could be found at most organic or Asian stores. If you choose to purchase this tea at ITO EN, you enjoy a special offer that is being offered to all of my readers at Budget Earth – 20% your entire order if you use the promo code NEWU13. To see more deals on their tea, make sure to check out their Facebook & Twitter page!

ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots: 5 Steps to Keeping Your New Year's Resolution

So, how can ITO EN's Sencha & Oolong Tea Shots help you stay healthier in the New Year? Well, for one, they are a great way to cut excess calories through energy drinks, coffee, and sugary beverages. Want to know some other tips for staying healthy? Check out ITO EN's tips for Keeping Your New Year's Resolution!


Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review and giveaway, but did receive two cans – a can of ITO EN Sencha Tea Shot & a can of ITO EN Oolong Tea Shot for review purposes via All of the opinions on this blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own. Budget Earth is not responsible for sponsor prize or prize shipment.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer and blogger who has been writing content online and in private print format for the past decade. When not writing for Budget Earth or Mew Review, she can be found busily working on her novel or helping companies like yours get the exposure they deserve through social media or other form of media. Feel free to contact Susan for more information on how she can help your business.

32 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Heather Martin December 28, 2012 at 8:38 pm -

    I plan to see new doctors to get the source of major medical issues. Develop a new exercise routine and cut back on my medication.

  2. karen December 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm -

    Had never heard of these. Thanks for the review.

  3. Kelly R December 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm -

    This is a wonderful review. Thank you for sharing..
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  4. Elizabeth December 29, 2012 at 12:04 am -

    I wonder if it tastes good heated up? Or if it’s really meant to be cold/room temperature?
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  5. Susan Bewley December 29, 2012 at 1:24 am -

    Heating up I think it would just be normal tea but I didn’t try it. I think it’s more meant to be cold or room temperature since its meant to drink on the go :)

  6. Tricia W. December 29, 2012 at 8:41 am -

    I am going onto Nutrisystem for the next 4 month to get myself healthier and leaner.
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  7. Kathleen December 29, 2012 at 8:49 am -

    Hmm interesting. I’m not a big tea drinker but it’s a neat idea. By the photo, are you trying to suggest after drinking the tea you are ready to study calculus and C++ ??

  8. nancy Reyes December 29, 2012 at 11:53 am -

    Awesome I havent heard about this before thanks for sharing

  9. Amber Edwards December 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm -

    Wow, I had no idea Guild Wars 2 looked so much like WOW! I was a WOW addict a few years ago. I remember those long nights raiding with other people and the need for a great energy drink to stay awake. I much prefer a natural energy versus the high caffeine doses the sodas would give me.
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  10. Nickida December 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm -

    Great review Susan. You always provide so much insight and information.
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  11. Susan Bewley December 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm -

    Same here! I played WoW for years and quit about two years ago. I was never into the energy drinks but was a soda addict back then. I much prefer some good tea to stay awake!

  12. Susan Bewley December 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm -

    Thank you!

  13. Susan Bewley December 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm -

    lol! You may be 😉 I couldn’t find any of my old teaching textbooks so I took some of my husbands old textbooks for the photo.

  14. Yenny Sweeps December 30, 2012 at 3:50 am -

    My best tip for staying healthy is to wash hands in the winter. It helps to keep the cold and flu infections away.

  15. Terri Moore December 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm -

    I plan on walking every day all around our neighborhood, fresh air and exercise!

  16. Jessica Barnett December 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm -

    I will try anything for a BOOST!!

  17. Melanie December 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm -

    I love trying new teas. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Pam December 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm -

    I don’t ususally make resolutions…as Dr. Phil says “How’s that working for your.”

    However, I will try to let this guide me this year:

    To embrace my imperfections and let them be a foundation for growth

  19. CarolynH December 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm -

    Watch Dr. Oz Show, take notes, & follow his recomendations. And let my doctor know any changes to my health.

  20. JaShawndra December 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm -

    Interesting Post :) Thanks for sharing

  21. Lametria brooks December 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm -

    I need to start exercising more even if it means just walking the neighborhood.

  22. Dede December 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm -

    I’ve never heard of these, but my mom gives me Japanese tea all the time. The caffeine is very potent!
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  23. Monique January 1, 2013 at 11:15 am -

    We LOVE tea here! Going to have to talk my husband into trying these!
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  24. Dena Sablotny January 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm -

    Tell us in a comment how you plan to stay healthy this year & your best tip to others to stay healthy in 2013! drink more water, eat less carbs. drink more water!

  25. Helga January 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm -

    My plan to be healthy includes walking every day and less meat!

  26. Wendy Mastin January 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm -

    Drink lots of water and exercise.

  27. julie murphy January 6, 2013 at 9:26 am -

    going to work

  28. Shelly Valladolid January 7, 2013 at 10:21 am -

    Walk. Walk walk walk walk walk and then walk.
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  29. Michele February 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm -

    I would definitely try this room temperature next opportunity. I preferred Sencha Tea Shot over the Oolong Tea Shot. You also have to remember there is no sweetener. Mind over matter.

  30. lisa March 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm -

    I've been curious about these. I do love iced tea.I'll pick up a can.

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