278 Tasting Notes
When I sniffed the packet, to me it was more nori than grassy. I’m ok with that. Nori = good, in my books. I started off with a one minute steep, I find 30 s too light in flavour.
Taste, I get the grassy notes that other people found, but I also found a touch of nori and brussel sprouts at the end of the sip.
Second steep I let go for about 2 minutes and I found more bitter vegetables with some hay notes thrown in.
I like this quite a bit and will probably order bancha in the future. Thanks to Cameron B. for providing the delicious sample.
Hey tea peeps!! Things look different here. I’ve been away from site for a while. I got sick with a cold, but it surprisingly went away fairly quickly (thanks for the fresh ginger tea idea, boychik !, worked like a charm). Then I really amped up my workout routine, and was left with little time to slurp tea. I’m hoping to rectify that, and try to find some sort of happy medium.
This tea tastes exactly how it’s called. Notes of root beer followed up with butter. Sounds weird, but tastes really good! Thanks for the sample, Lala! Am enjoying this one!
I woke up with a cold this morning :( I felt it coming on yesterday evening. So I’m having this to help soothe and feel better. I remember this having more of a ginger bite the first time I had it, but I probably can’t taste it properly from the cold. Added honey, and it’s comforting.
No sense drinking the good stuff until it’s gone.
I drank this almost right after drinking the sencha. That was amistake. It did not go down well at first. But then I ate breakfast and tried another round. Much better tasting! From the name I was expecting smoke, but I got an earthy vegetable flavour, and no smoke. Maybe I should stop expecting gunpowder to have a smoky flavour.
It’s a good tea if you don’t drink it right after a sweet buttery tea. I’ll re-visit this one when it’s the first tea of the day, and provide a better review. Thanks for the sample, Cameron B!
I’ve had this a couple of times now. The first time I tried it I remember thinking it tasted like butter cookies. When I drank it on Friday it was more like nutty cookies – no real surprise there due to the macadamia nuts. But I have noticed I can only have a couple of mugs of this at a time. There’s something in the background that doesn’t sit well with me.
This tea is absolutely divine. To look at it’s beautiful with the marigold petals. But to sip (really slurp and gulp), oh my my. And even though I seriously over steeped this, it was still ridiculously delicious. No bitterness even though I forgot about it for about 5 + minutes.
So smooth and creamy. I got loads of butter with mild vegetal in the background. It is deliciously toasty, just like a traditional genmaicha, but this has a little extra something that makes it so much more tastier and special than a traditional genmaicha. I didn’t notice the juniper, but I pretty much slurped my first cup back in about 5 minutes, it’s just that good!
I’m trying for a second steep, even though I’m not sure if there’s any flavour left in the leaf, but this is far too delicious to not at least try.
Why Verdant? Why does this have to be limited blend? If this became part of the permanent collection I’d be all over it.
This is tea that generated the amazing swap with Cameron B., who was generous enough to share this with me. Thank you so much!
I love curry anything, so requesting a sample of this was a no brainer for me. I am totally digging this. It is absolutely delicious. It’s sweet and mildly herbaceous. The curry is present and warming. I’m also getting a bit of peppery ginger bite.
This is quite brothy and would be perfect for chilly fall or winter days. I almost felt like adding a touch more salt and pepper to it.
Thank you Cameron B for the sample…soooo goooood…mmmmm !!!!!
sad. people…I so sad… I sipped this down !!!! o.O
I love this tea so much!!!… sniffles
Ok…is not the end of the world, especially since I have another sealed ounce (which I am sooo hoarding). Hopefully this will be back in the fall lineup. If it is…I am so gonna order an obscene amount (obscene for me, anyway)…perhaps in the style of TTF :) and then i’m gonna hoard that obscene amount… so there! :-)
I LOVE YOU, YU LU!!! Please don’t ever leave my cupboard!!!