1612 Tasting Notes
My sister had gotten me a bunch of Argo Tea samples a while ago. I finally opened this up and transferred its contents into a washi tin. :) The sencha’s leaves are covered with green powdery matcha! Yum! I couldn’t wait to steep it. I don’t want to rate this right now since I steeped this longer than I should have and it came out a bit astringent and bitter. The smell was great, green, and creamy. The taste was good in the beginning and was just like it smelled except for the astringency and bitterness. I need to try again :)
My husband and I have been drinking this a lot just to finish it up. This wasn’t the best genmaicha I’ve tried. It is average or a little below average. The flavors were weak. With this tea blend in particular, this had a lot of rice and popcorn and very few sencha leaves. Overall, I’m not impressed. I’ve been spoiled by other genmaichas. I must say though that genmaicha has never disappointed me. This one was just meh.