The dry leaf of this tea smelled awfully grassy and on the verge of being a little fishy. I personally do not like my green tea to be too vegetal so I’m a little concerned. I don’t smell much vanilla at all in the dry leaf either.
Sipping… Mmm! This tea is smooth and sweet. It actually reminds me a little bit of 52Teas’ marshmallow treat genmaicha. It doesn’t have those toasty notes, but it still has that nice sweetness. As far as the green tea is concerned, it’s definitely vegetal, but is mostly masked by the vanilla. I’m pleasantly surprised! I suppose I shouldn’t judge a tea based on the scent of the dry leaf.
Many thanks to Nature’s Tea Leaf for the sample. I look forward to finishing the pouch!