Thanks to Ian for the sample of this!
It’s interesting. I’ve had Gyokuro green tea before, but never a genmaicha. It’s different. I didn’t think I would taste the puffed rice as much as I do. The aroma is toasty and a little bit nutty. It’s bright, bright yellow-green – the exact same color as the grass outside! The flavor starts off with the toasty notes and then ends a lot more vegetal from the tea itself. I don’t dislike this, but I’m not sure I’d buy it… not really my thing. I can definitly see why other people like it though, and I’m glad I got to try it!