I like this better than the Ko-Kei Cha, which was very grassy tasting. This has more subtle flavors, and a little bit of sweet banana twinge at the end. It’s nice.
14 Tasting Notes
Very grassy smell and taste. When I got to the bottom of the cup, the taste was bitter, maybe because small particles had leaked out of my tea ball and settled to the bottom. Either way, not a big fan of this tea.
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Brewed 2T of pearls in .6L of water for 5 minutes. The tea still tastes weak.
This morning I brewed 3 teaspoons of the pearls in .75L of water. I’m trying to make it a bit stronger, but it still was fairly weak. Not sure if that’s how the pearls are (more subtle) or if I just need to add more pearls. Will keep experimenting
Really nice tasking tea. The toasted rice gives the green tea a nice finish. Excellent!
I’m upping my rating. The first time I tasted this, it was so different that I didn’t know what to think. But the smokey flavor has really grown on me over the last two weeks. I’ll definitely be ordering more of this to keep on hand.
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I’ve been drinking Lapsang Souchong, so this tea is less strong than that. A little smokiness in the back. I think I’ll try steeping for 5 minutes next time to see if that fills out the flavor next time.
Very interesting. This is my first try and I’ve never had a tea that tasted smokey like this. When I took a whiff of the tea leaves, my first thought was that I mistakenly opened a package of beef jerky. The smell was very strong, so I decided to steep on the short end of four minutes to not overwhelm myself on the first cup.
I expected the taste to be unenjoyably strong, but it’s nice. The smokey taste is there in the back, but it’s not as overwhelming as I imagined. Next, I’ll give it a try after a five minute steep.
Wow, this is a complex tea. I’m congested so I feel like I’m not getting the full effect, but can taste the fruit notes. Will have to try this again.
A robust and tasty breakfast blend. Overall the flavor is good and malty. I don’t car as much for the brisk Ceylon flavor at the end. I used to work at an office with Ceylon tea bags and I unfortunately burnt myself out on that kind of tea. But the Assam in there makes it bearable, even enjoyable with a little honey and half and half.