I was going to try the other green tea sample I’d gotten from this company but my son insisted that I try this one. He didn’t want any, he just wanted me to have it. Listening to him try to say “Orange Glow” around his missing front tooth and speech difficulty was so cute.
So, I opened up the sample baggie and scooped out a heaping teaspoon for my 17oz tetsubin. The green base looked like a low quality sencha, flat leaves and lots of twig pieces. The liquor steeped to a pale celery green with a taste like an orange flavored cookie. I wasn’t getting the cheesecake, I was getting cookie…or perhaps cheesecake crust. But there was definitely orange though at times I could have sworn there was bergamot as well. And there was a bit of a peppery taste also.
It wasn’t quite what I was expecting but I think I could like this once I get over the “What the heck IS this?” reaction. Might be good for a cool summer evening.