Thanks again to Tommy the Toad for sending me this sample which is the ripe version of the one I tried earlier today.
This one also smells very good, like toasted rice or buttered popcorn. Yummy!
I think we both agree that the green ones are better but this is very dark and smooth with a nice chocolate-y flavor. I did a quick rinse and then steeped it in an infuser mug for around 2 minutes at 190 F.
With the second steep, the rice flavor seems to have dissipated but it’s still very tasty.