Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell:
AmazonV: It smells like seaweed and rice sushi. The tea looks like dark toasted rice cereal with some green tea and popcorn tossed in.
MilitiaJim: The better bits of noori
Steeped Tea Smell:
AmazonV: brown rice
MilitiaJim: white rice, the sticky sushi kind
AmazonV: toasted brown rice hints of vegetal green tea, a pleasant seaweed flavor
MilitiaJim: It’s like drinking sushi!
Liquor: translucent yellow-green, like mountain dew
Resteep: 1000ml, 175, 4min
MilitiaJim found it weak, I found it fine, a little mellower, sweeter, and smoother.
We drained 2000ml very fast, I think we like it!
In fact we made a second and third fresh pot of tea, and they were both gone in short order. We love this tea.
I was surprised at the shipping packaging – there was an invoice and a wad of paper, but not enough to keep the tea from shifting around in the larger shipping box. The tea was undamaged by this and I wonder if the lack of padding was due to the tea choice.
Included in my package was a small tea ball, I really have enough odd tea making gadgets and was surprised by the inclusion until i went back and looked at the company website again. I will be giving this away to anyone in need of a tea ball.
I was amused by the custom packaging, it has my name on it! This made me feel special, and is defiantly a way to be memorable to your customers.
I received this tea for free for the purpose of reviewing the tea and posting my thoughts of it on my blog. I made sure to try it on multiple days, in between other teas, to make sure my thoughts on the tea were consistent.