8 Tasting Notes
It’s a good tea, but I have to add that I disagree with the description. There was more than a hint of earl grey. In fact, it tastes just like an earl grey. A very good earl grey, but I’m disappointed for not getting the complex flavors and aromas promised.
I visited Tealuxe today and got this tea first as a tea-infused hot chocolate. The rich caramel flavor of the tea was very prominent despite the addition of cocoa and milk. I had extremely high hopes for this tea by itself and couldn’t help getting a little baggie of loose-leaf to take home. (And, yes, the tea complements the hot chocolate very well!)
The tea steeps to a beautiful dark amber, reminiscent of its namesake. The taste is subtly sweet and I didn’t feel the need to add any sugar. The aroma is spot on. It smells just like a creme brulee or flan, with the french vanilla being the prominent scent.
I did oversteep it a little, and towards the end the taste becomes more bitter. Will have to try again, but for me, this is another winner from Tealuxe.
This is my first time trying genmai cha and I have to say it’s something pretty different. Tealuxe’s version is a mellow green tea with a very nutty and savory flavor. The aroma of the toasted rice and popped corn is fragrant and wonderful. It’s got a crisp and refreshing flavor, nothing much wrong with it. Personally, I’m not so used to tea tasting this savory, so it will take some getting used to. But overall, a good first impression.
This is a tea I save for the special occasions. If you are a fan of the lychee fruit, this is one to keep in the cupboard.
The aroma is very pleasant, with strong fruity notes and hints of floral. Lychee is the clear star of the show. You can taste it prominently with each sip, and a lingering sweet and creamy aftertaste will always be left in your mouth.