1625 Tasting Notes
I can’t resist tea! Today we went to eat at our favorite kaiten sushi restaurant for lunch and had some green tea (I presume it is genmaicha). On our way back home, it started to snow a little bit. As soon as I got settled in, I decided to heat up some water and make some tea that will warm me up inside.
Damn Fine Holiday Blend was just right. I love this tea either straight or with some additives. Today called for some lactose-free milk and brown sugar. I love the tinge of smokiness and the nutty taste this exudes. With the milk and sugar, I almost felt like I was biting into a cookie. This is so delicious. I love this tea. I see the bottom of the tin. A part of me feels a strange sense of accomplishment since I have a ton of teas waiting to be opened and tried, and another part of me feels sad since I’ll miss this tea.
With Andrew & Dunham’s other tea tins, I just clean with a slightly damp paper towel and wipe dry. I feel like this may need more cleaning since its a larger tin. I am not sure what I would put in it too. :) Anyhow, I’m having a good day! woo!!
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.