2388 Tasting Notes
Sad, sad ipdown. (148)
Well I took Amariel’s advice and added some milk to this cup. The result? A tea that is incredibly reminiscent of Buttercream frosting. The milk adds a rich creaminess and a bit more body to really recall the frosting texture. This really is delicious and I am sad to see it go. However, I am so happy to have gotten to try it so thank you Amariel for sending it my way :)
When I first tried this tea, it tasted just like a snickerdoodle. It was amazing! In fact, it was so enjoyable, I bought 50g. However, each subsequent cup has been more and more disappointing so with this last cup, I happily say goodbye. We had a good run but our friendship has run its course.
This is really quite nice as a cold brew. For one thing, those strange chocolate notes are gone. Instead, there is a rich creamy peach flavor. It is like ice cream and sweet peach candies. Really, really good. Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me enough of this to experiment with because I was not a huge fan of the hot brew but cold brewed, I am quite pleased. This is a great memory to be left with.
It is always nice to get to try new teas in swaps but it is especially nice when people send teas that are difficult to come by otherwise. Those who live in Canada know that Adagio blends are not the most accessible given the high shipping costs so I am very grateful to jump62359 for sending this my way.
Tastewise, the mint is strong in this blend. Very strong. And yet there is also a roasty smoke element from the gunpowder. However, underneath all the bolder flavors, there is a touch of floral jasmine to soften up the cup a bit. In that sense, it is much like Loki – a lot of flash and strength but underneath it all, a sensitive soul :P
Thank you Roswell Strange for sending this my way to aid in my adventure to try all the genmaichas. This one is good but not particularly a blend that stands out. There is nothing unique about it. It is fairly balanced between the vegetal base and the toasty rice, though at times the grass notes are more prominent. Nothing special but still very pleasant so thanks again, Roswell Strange :)
Thank you Amariel for the chance to try this tea. My second cup is an improvement but I am still not sad to see this go. However, this cup is less base and a bit more vanilla flavor. There is also a nutty quality to the tea. Alas, banana is still lacking and for that reason, I won’t miss this now that it’s gone. I am happy I got to try it though :)