26 Tasting Notes
This is probably the most successful you can be making a tea with water from a tap (GASP!) The flavor balance of the toasty and light mugi is great, but heating the water to steep it gives it a pretty bitter flavor (and I love bitter.) Definitely easy on the wallet though, so this is usually my go-to mugicha.
I absolutely am addicted to mugicha; it’s hard to find the good stuff outside of Japan but Maeda-en makes my favorite so far. It’s got a great balance of toasty and light, although I tend to brew it a long time because I really like a strong mugi flavor to come out. It’s definitely best straight from the fridge! Nothing better on a hot day without an air conditioner.