1614 Tasting Notes
Although I’ve tried several different types of Gen Mai Cha, so far I haven’t really developed a taste for it. I did enjoy this more than most, but I don’t tend to care for the deep toasted, almost nutty flavor from the puffed rice.
This tea is best served hot without sweetener. It also pairs very well with salty meals or anything containing a lot of soy sauce.
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If it managed to escape your notice, this blend has carrots in it, as well as peas, corn and peaches; it makes for one very colorful and somewhat unusual tea. I’ll admit, I was having a hard time getting past the whole there are veggies in my tea thing. I half expected it to be more of a savory tea than one suited to springtime, but the flavor ended up surprising me. Rather than savory the corn, carrots, and peach add a sweetness that went surprisingly well with the green base. I tried this tea hot, but it is another blend that I think would make a refreshing iced tea, unfortunately the weather is still a bit on the nippy side and I’m still drinking copious amounts of hot tea to keep warm.
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I bought this tea back in November with the intention of trying it out before giving it to my father. It sure does pack a berry flavored punch, I really like the combination of strawberry and currant. The strawberry adds a much needed sweetness to the blend, but doesn’t mask the tartness of the currants. I think this will make a very refreshing iced tea once the weather warms up some, it’s a shame I didn’t keep any more for myself.