Recent Tasting Notes
And this tea rounds out my “green-tea-only” efforts for the day. Something warm and soothing with low caffeine.
This one tasted a bit more bitter and less rice-y than normal today. Still comforting, though. I probably have enough left to do 1 or 2 more pots of tea. I’ve got a few genmaicha samples coming from Yunomi.us, and once I have those I’ll see if I like this one as much.
You know, I didn’t have the vocabulary to describe this tea well until I joined Steepster. Now that I know better, I can more accurately describe this tea as being very brothy and savoury. Perhaps it’s a bit too heavy on the rice, especially since I think I overleafed it yesterday. Although the rice is roasted in this tea, none of it is popped, so there’s not much of a salty, light, popcorn flavour to this.
This is a very strong-tasting genmaicha – it’s a much bolder flavour than the kind of tea that you’ll be served at a Japanese restaurant. It seems a lot “ricier” than other varieties I’ve tried. Only a very small amount is needed for a good-tasting cup.
However, I don’t think that this tea takes well to multiple infusions. Perhaps this is because I tend to leave the damp tea leaves in the strainer overnight, but the subsequent infusions taste kind of limp in comparison.