2 Tasting Notes
The most excellent aspect of this beauteous tea is the black pepper, which adds a savoury spice to the already sweet and aromatic spice of the cloves and star anise that finds an exotic home within this wonderful blend. Try it iced on a hot day, the flavour intricately changes and invigorates and excites when the excessive temperatures invoke fatigue.
My tongue has been continually graced by the excellent flavours of Genmaicha as frequently as humanly and inhumanly possible. Almost savoury, nearly a light broth, with the light roasted flavour of rice mixed with the incredible green tea, this infusion, though originated as a brew for commoners in Japan, is, to me, a gift from heaven. It is also enjoyable to eat the popped kernels of roasted corn while drinking. Enjoy.