This is a hojicha green tea with almond an hazelnut flavors. Wow, the almond flavor is strong. Open the bag and it is a cloud of sweet marzipan. Brewed, the almond continues to be dominant, but it is coupled with the nutty, slightly floral hojicha. The green tea pairs well with the smooth almond. The green tea is definitely savory beneath all that marizpan, a bit brothy, and like stuffing I suppose. I was hoping for more herbal notes, or more apple, sage, or rosemary, to make this feel more thanksgiving-oriented, but the flavors are just not there. As the tea cools, you get more equal parts of marizpan and brothy green tea, which maybe aren’t the perfect pair. I think this should have gone more spicy and herbal, or gone for the sweet almond-cake taste all-around. Not bad, but not my favorite.
Flavors: Almond, Broth, Floral, Marzipan, Nutty