1134 Tasting Notes
This is really good for a green tea. Blah blah blah, you all know that green teas aren’t my “thang.” But this one is really good. The strawberry is natural tasting and juicy, probably because I had 3 large hunks in my scoop. The toffee is on the background and the ginger isn’t overpowering which I like.
This was just what I needed this afternoon.
Honestly, I have been scared of genmaicha since I started my tea drinking journey. I am not really a fan of green tea to begin with, and then add in rice??? That just sounds too weird to me. I even got the best sellers sampler with marshmallow treat genmaicha which has good ratings, but I have been too scared to try it.
And then I scratched today’s tea…..hmmm….genmaicha. “Stop being such a stubborn tea person and just try it” the tea seemed to say to me.
So here it goes….. It is….different. I am getting rice first, then a hint of smoke, with subtle hints of marshmallow and chocolate. It is kinda weird, and I am not quite sure how I feel about it yet.
As you steepsterites know, I am not usually too big of a fan of green teas. So, I brewed this up, not expecting anything too exciting. Well now…..this tea is exciting, the green apple is very apparent and I am definitely getting some tasty roasted notes. The green base is barely there, which might be why I enjoyed this so much! Delicious! I bet it would be good cold as well.
I will certainly re-order this little fella!
Thanks to KallieBoo! for a sample of this in our mystery swap!
I don’t drink matcha very often even though I have 2 flavours from Red Leaf. I guess it is because I am not the biggest fan of green teas. However, I find flavoured matchas to be quite lovely.
This one is kind of weird. It tastes very much like bubblegum, the kind that I used to chew as a kid and blow huge bubbles with. But….it is super weird to drink bubble gum.
This tea was pretty good. Yesterday I had wrote the brewing parameters on the bag. So when I brewed this up today, I didn’t look at the ingredients. I usually try not to read ingredients or tasting notes before I try a tea so I can just taste the tea and not worry about whether I am tasting certain ingredients and such.
Anyway, as I was drinking this tea, I was picking up on a lot of citrus notes. I thought my palate was off, but then u checked the ingredients, and it said orange peels…. Good, I’m not crazy.
I found this to be a decent oolong, but I think I would prefer caramel flavours without the citrus.