This a backlog from last night just before bedtime. It was supposed to be another Tie Guan Yin steep but then there was gaiwan-fail and a lot of wiping up of leaves and such. Then I remembered I had this bag and decided to do that instead.
Then as I was sitting in bed reading and sipping, I realised that it was gift tea from a swap with EvaPeva so I really ought to make a proper post about it. It was really late so I wasn’t about to get up and turn the laptop on again though, but I’ll tell you what I remember.
Overall, I liked it a lot. It was sweet and very velvety smooth. It felt almost soft in the mouth. The nuttyness from the rice was quite nice too and not overpowering. It was just right.
I wouldn’t be able to say whether or not I liked it better than other genmaichas, but I will say that overall I liked it better than I have generally liked bagged Kusmi before. I haven’t had any of their loose leaf stuff (yet) but I have had a selection box with some of their bags. It’s like it makes a difference with their loose leaf, but my overall thought of that sampler box was that Kusmi as a brand was somewhat overrated. (I’ve also occassionally had a bag in the train home from my parents if I’ve been travelling first class, but that was brewed with water kept hot in a thermos, so I’m not really sure it counts)
I’m glad I had this one that was just genuinely good. It has renewed my hopes for Kusmi teas again.