25 Tasting Notes
I had this tea a very long time ago. It is very expensive and from what I remember it sort of just tastes like an ordinary green tea gussied up in a rosette. I would not buy it again.
I didn’t love this tea but I didn’t hate it either. As stated before me the Osmanthus has an interesting flavor that is too overpowering for the tea itself.
This was one of my first forays into green tea. I remember thinking to myself “If all green teas taste like grass then I don’t think I like green tea.” I quickly learned most Japanese green teas taste grassy because they are steamed, as opposed to a variety of Chinese green tea which is pan fried. The moral of this story is if you like fresh grassy tastes that pop out at your taste buds then you will love this tea. If you like tea that has more subtle flavor that is less grassy in taste go for a chinese green tea instead. I can’t give this tea the worst rating because it is good quality for the type of tea it is, I just don’t like steamed green teas.
This is a very good everyday drinking tea. Make this for people who aren’t fond of the grassy notes of green tea because the roasted rice gives the tea a very nutty flavor instead. I do agree with the previous comment about Rishi having good tea, but there are better versions of this. I think http://www.teatrekker.com has a better tasting genmaicha.
Light and fragrant. This is a pretty mellow white tea.
This tea has a very light flowery scent. It is a very light and pleasant tea.
This tea has a very light peachy flavor to it, which is not overpowering. Some of the peachy flavor comes through to the glass but not too much. This is a pretty good tea for when someone wants a light tea with a pleasing scent. This is a white tea foremost with accents of peach I would say.
I like ginger in small amounts so I gave this a try. My impressions of this tea are not very stellar. The ginger is so overpowering that it masks the flavor of the tea leaves. A little ginger goes a long way and they used way too much in my opinion.
A nice mellow caramel flavored black tea.