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.
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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.