408 Tasting Notes
So good. I am normally not a rooibos fan because of the high astringency factor, but there’s none of that here. It’s all sweet fruity goodness with just enough tartness to keep things interesting. No caffeine… no sugar… and I may go make myself another cup. Watch out people, this could be a sign of the end times. :)
This is the first Gen Mai Cha I have tried. I’ve been curious about it for awhile, so after taking my kids to school I decided to sit down and enjoy some tea rather than attack the mountain of work I have to do. I’m good like that.
Since I mostly drink flavored black teas this cup took a bit of adjusting on my part. The strong taste of toasted rice on the first sip was not entirely pleasant, but it was quickly followed by the sweet grassy flavor of the tea. As the tea cooled the rice and grassy notes combined into an earthy flavor I really enjoyed. The aftertaste was subtle but sweet. Much better. The more the tea cooled (slightly above lukewarm) the fuller the flavor. An enjoyable tea, and one I’m sure I’ll try again.
A friend of a friend invited me over for tea, and this was she served. It was like springtime in a cup. The strawberry flavor was wonderful, but what I truly enjoyed was the creaminess of the tea. Also, the base tea was really good. The black tea did not disappear even though there was a lot going on in the cup. It’s a great day when you make a new friend AND find a great tea!