3 Tasting Notes
I’ve only tried a few jasmine teas before and was not impressed, so when the salesperson recommended me this tea (and I bought it, of course), I was apprehensive.
I have been drinking this tea for breakfast this past week and have fallen in love with it. It has a wonderful scent with a refreshing feel and taste. It’s not as floral as some oolongs and is a bit sweet. It holds its flavor for several steeps. The balls generally hold their shape even after being steeped several times.
I will most likely be re-buying this tea when I run out, it’s such a delicious basic.
I’m not an oolong fan but this is definitely changing my mind. I bought it because the milky scent really intrigued me. The downside is that I’ve read that this oolong is actually flavored, but I don’t have too much familiarity with unflavored oolongs.
It definitely has that milky taste and creamy texture to it. It’s slightly sweet and floral – almost a bit too floral for my tastes. It goes well for breakfast and I’ve found it tastes even better cold. It can be a bit too strong on the first steep (or if it’s oversteeped), but if you do it right it comes out very refreshing. The scent is amazing and it definitely enhances the taste of the tea.
While I enjoyed it I most likely will not be purchasing it again. I prefer it iced versus hot as I feel it reduces some of the floral notes that I personally don’t like.
Now, I’m no Genmaicha pro as this is the first Genmaicha I’ve tasted, but it’s so far a winner and I’ve had at least two cups a day since I bought it last week.
It has an incredibly savory flavor that goes well with dinner or lunch and reminds me of ochazuke. Unlike other green teas I’ve tried, it’s less grassy as the roasted rice really takes precedence in taste. It’s got a lovely smooth texture with a filling flavor. Even after the 3rd steep it still has a fantastic flavor.
I will definitely be buying way more when I run out, which will be very soon.