Got this one with Den’s Tea green tea sampler – it’s the first I’ve tried, because I was craving something roasty one morning.
So far it’s given me a really great and tasty five cups’ worth from the sample! With a tiny bit left over for an extra half cup.
This is one that smells a bit sweeter than it tastes. One thing I kept noticing about it is how full-bodied and nearly creamy it is – it’s really satisfying and filling, like a food (I might be associating that with the nutty flavor). I don’t really notice anything green about it, though it does remind me of the toasted rice in genmaicha. The nuttiness hits me most with the aftertaste, which isn’t too strong but lingers for a really good while afterwards.