22 Tasting Notes
You know, I read the reviews on here and I thought “yum, a spicy tea; I can take it.”
That was wrong. This is incredibly hot, and I’m afraid I can’t finish a glass of it due to the intense burning it induces in the back of my throat. I love guayusa blends and I bet this is delicious, but I just can’t get past the initial pain. Proceed with caution if your spice tolerance is low!
This is admittedly my first experience with Gen Mai Cha, but it’s delicious. The brewed smell is nutty and reminds me of a bowl of rice krispies cereal, and the taste is a delightful blend of green tea and nutty flavors. I’ll definitely be buying more when I run low.
Having never been to China I can’t attest to whether or not this truly tastes of Longan berries, but I can attest to the fact that it is quite tasty.
It smells very floral (the smell of longan, I reckon), and it tastes sweet yet balanced. Also, the unfurled leaves are far larger than many black teas that I’ve encountered. Overall I’m happy I have 4oz. of this to work through.