Another seriously good tea from Verdant. Everything I try from them exceeds my expectations!!
Genmaicha has for years had its own place in our cabinet. The ubiquitous purple and yellow box is a stable on our shopping list. Genmaicha is as common in our house as Sriracha or oyster sauce. It is a comfortable, dependable friend.
Sometimes our dependable friends surprise us. This Verdant GMC is an energized version of my humble friend.
Having a beautiful appearance and a familiar GMC aroma, I really wasn’t expecting an exceedingly memorable experience. Genmaicha is genmaicha, right? Wrong!!
The look is familiar as is the color of the liquor. Even the taste is familiar, but it is a familiar taste raise by a factor or 3 or 4 in intensity and quality. It truly is like the difference between those single serving ice cream cups you hand out to the kids at a birthday party and a super premium Haagen Daz. This is Genmaicha as I’ve never known it.
This tea is warm and wholesome. It has a very nice nuttiness and has an undeniable sweet, clean throat. I thought I was mistaken at first, but the lingering sweet ending is consistent and very pleasing. This is a completely clean brew.
From beginning to end this is a superior product. As long as I can afford it, this will be my new everyday Genmaicha.