The first thing I could smell with the dry leaves was a sugary type smell. Once infusing began I could smell the Genmaicha and after the infusion was complete there was a funky smell – almost like sour??? What the!?
Taste-wise I could taste the Genmaicha first then the peppercorns, then the fruit and then the peppercorns again.
“E” for Effort on this one. It’s not my fave but it’s not bad either. My rating may go up when I try it again but for now I’ll go low to mid 70s…that sour-type smell is freaking me out…thank the tea gods it doesn’t taste that way! LOL