236 Tasting Notes
This tea smells sweet dry and once brewed. The chrysanthemum gives it a little honey taste to it. I am not big on the floral musky taste of it. It was an okay tea, I probably preferred it plain. I didn’t bother to to rebrew, just wasn’t much a fan.
I used to drink the heck out of this, along with Stash’s sushi green tea. I used to love this tea, but now? It’s old news. It’s good for when you are just starting off, and it had its place in time. But I have had too many awesome teas to replace this old standby.
An enjoyable tea. I took a recommendation from Jacqueline of drinking this iced. That changes the tea for me, and makes it tasty in my eyes. I have only have had 2 different darjeelings in my life, so I wouldn’t really know much about Darjeeling. But from the other two, I didn’t enjoy them like this one. Though each darjeeling I drank have been so radically different from the other. This tea has a nice natural sweetness, like peaches maybe?
I prefer brewing this like TG’s Green Coconut. I steep it at 180F for 2 minutes. I taste more pineapple. I have blew through my 2 oz bag QUICK! This is some good tea! :)
I tried this tea before I knew what tea was. It came off burnt and sour. I didn’t buy another genmaicha for years b/c of it. I think it was too toasty, coming off smoky. I did like Yamamotoyama teas years ago, but now, they are just mediocre to me.
Smooth and wakes you up quick. If I were to have this tea again, I would need additions of milk and sugar. So that will lose points in my book. I prefer the Irish and English to this. It has a nice aftertaste.
It was an okay tea. I don’t like gunpowder, I would of preferred a different green tea base. And the mint is strong, of course. I prefer lighter mints, with other flavors alongside it. It was refreshing iced. The gunpowderiness of it turned me off, but was good for something I wouldn’t really like!
Smells stronger than it tastes. The dry leaf made me think it was TGY. Not as strong as I would like it. The leaves are huge once unfurled. I resteeped it 3 times, stood up nicely too all steeps. Last steep was the best…mmm. A good tea, just wished it was stronger.
I got a sample for asking a recommendation for a lighter flavored jasmine tea. This tea is beautiful, and smells just like it tastes. It’s medium strength with jasmine. The tea itself was tasty and not flat. It makes for a great iced tea, too. A better jasmine tea I have had recently.
I am over halfway through my sample kit. It’s a fun voyage! I started with the teas I was most excited to try first, now I am onto the ones I wasn’t sure. This tea seems woodsy, has some twigs in the mix. Roasted flavor is medium strength. It’s a bit earthy. I didn’t resteep since I am not crazy for it. Still made a nice cup.