8 Tasting Notes
This is my favorite morning black tea. It doesn’t take much to get you pumped for a good long session of brainstorming on a Monday morning. It’s smokey, malty and makes your taste buds dance while your brain crackles.
SpecialTeas has ruined me to most widely-available tea companies out there. Their extensive and thoughtful collection of teas set the bar, IMO. I’m very sad that they are no more.
This is by far my favorite genmaicha so far. I’m sad to say that even the version I purchased from the local Japanese market pales in comparison to this.
So nutty. So green. So full of in-yer-mouth goodness. I need another cup, stat.
I love this tea. This was my first Samovar tea, enjoyed on a cold San Francisco evening after a long day at work. The pep and bite was exactly what I needed.
I bought a tin of this some time ago and when it was empty, I got sad. I’ve finally gotten around to replenishing it and I’m grateful to have one of the more delicious herbal blends out there once more.
I have to say the marketing on this blend is really top notch. Against my better judgment I ordered a tin of this, knowing full well that I have a strong aversion to hot fruit.
Well, I brewed this and it smells great, but yah it falls on the tart side which doesn’t really work for me.
I’m fairly new to white tea so I was eager to try out this one from the sample set from Samovar. This tea is very fragrant, but there’s something about it that doesn’t jive with me. I liked the delicate flavor, which leads me to believe I’ll enjoy the other varieties they offer, but not sure I would buy this one again.
I had this at the Samovar in MC and it was OK. The color as fantastic but as a genmaicha iri matcha fiend, I wasn’t really impressed with the flavor. I was looking for a more nutty taste, but it fell a little flat.