I’m always thankful to get free samples, Thank you Laurent for giving me the opportunity to try your product.
I chose this tea in the hopes that it would be “genmaicha-esque”. Green tea and toasted rice, so yummy!
What I overlooked is…the caramel part. I love caramel notes in straight tea, but don’t do very well with caramel added flavour.
The only thing I get from this tea is…LIQUID CARAMEL! The Dulce Leche type, there’s a creamy milky taste to it, another thing I like only in straight tea but can barely tolerate in flavoured tea.
Yes, big caramel flavour with plenty of vanilla makes this way too sweet and rich for me. I can barely taste the base which is a combination of black and green, something I’m not fond of, I don’t think they should ever be mixed together.
The toasty part is not really adding anything for me, I barely notice it.
I’m not rating it, cause it’s not the tea’s fault if I don’t like caramel. I can still recommend it to any caramel lovers, I can tell this is an excellent tea if you like a sweet caramel cup.
It’s extremely flavourful, and I just should have read the description more carefully before requesting it as a sample.