I bought this tea out of curiosity from my local coffee shop. (the package says ‘toasted seaweed and raw sesame flavors – intriguing!) The smell is… not appealing. It’s exactly like the smell of musty old hay.
Steeped this for about 1 minute (will do multiple steeps of this I think) with water just shy of boiling and ended up with a nice, dark liquor. The taste is surprisingly pleasant, considering the smell. It tastes very caramelized and I definitely get the sesame flavors. Thankfully no notes of seaweed, at least for me. If you told me this tea was made from toasted sesame seeds I’d believe it – it’s like no other green I’ve had. It is a very tasty, rich tea which I would definitely buy again.