Well, now that I’m 100% on what a regular genmaicha tastes like I feel a bit more qualified to comment on this.
So, first off I am definitely getting a bit of a weird chemical taste to this, it seems to leave some kind of bitterness in my mouth after the fact.
I can taste a hint of sweetness from the marshmallow, and from what I recall of the Marshmallow Treat there is a noticeable (but not dramatic) chocolatey-ness to this one. I’ve never had a lapsang souchong before but I feel like if I try really really hard I can grab some kind of faint smokiness.
Ultimately, I wanted so badly to truly enjoy this but the weird aftertaste is killing my tea buzz.
Thank you for sending some my way though, Kittenna, I had really wanted to try this!
I’m left wondering if the icky chemical flavour has to do with the possible wonky batch of this tea? Who knows. I didn’t hate it but it was distracting.