39 Tasting Notes
Agreed, really great green tea. It has a very fine aftertaste. I was trying to compare this tea to Tao of Tea’s Rainforest green – I noticed a difference in the aftertaste, the Jade Bamboo takes on a stronger sense of sencha, and the rainforest green becomes less bitter. Otherwise, they are really similar and both great. I like the Rainforest slightly better.
This tea is swell. It’s not nearly as strong or bold as an earl grey which is nice for me. What I enjoy most about this tea is taking in a good waft of vanilla just before drinking and then waiting for the aftertaste. I enjoy this tea more-so once it has cooled way down; it takes on a bit more of a sweet taste throughout.
I probably wouldn’t buy it again, but I will enjoy this Rishi sampler until the last loose leaf.
This tea has a STRONG aroma. I think it smells of dried smoked meat, like a beef-jerky (I mean this in a good way). The tea itself doesn’t taste anything like its aroma, in fact, it tastes like a nice roasted sencha. One waft of this tea before actually tasting it totally changes the experience of a regular sencha. I thought it was great and I would surely drink it again.
I love this tea. It has a very VERY smooth taste. I really can’t compare it to anything else. It has a slight chocolate/nutty aroma and never becomes bitter or too strong.
In fact, to really release some of the flavour from the twigs, I bring water + the twigs to a boil. I let it all boil for about 2 minutes, remove the kukicha twigs, and then let it cool off.
You can easily infuse these twigs 3-4 times.
I enjoy this tea mainly because I can let it steep all day and it doesn’t become bitter. It’s a pretty simple tea and I didn’t notice any difference between this brand and the cheap bag brand off the super-store shelf. Not taking anything away from it, of course; it’s a nice tea throughout the day.