22 Tasting Notes
Straight up, I didn’t like this tea. The aroma was there, the colour was there, but the taste wasn’t. It kinda just fell flat. I added a drop of almond milk in it, and what a difference it made. The milk brought out the apricot flavour in the tea, and I actually ended up LOVING this tea so much! It’s fruity, but not too fruity. It falls just before the point where flavoured black teas start tasting artificial, and that is what makes a great tea. Balance. I haven’t tried this cold yet, but I can imagine already that it would be wonderful iced.
You know what this tastes like? It tastes like having a bowl of chicken and rice, and then pouring some chicken broth on top of it. This is the liquid version of chicken and rice soup! Sounds weird I know, but the nuttiness really gives off this chickeny flavour that it honestly feels like I’m sipping tonight’s supper. Perfect if you have savoury tooth, as I do get this gorgeous natural salty flavour (this is the part the reminds me of chicken broth) and since I’m a saltaholic irl, I give a big thumbs up to this Genmaicha for allowing me to satisfy my salt cravings simply by drinking this liquid supper. Definitely recommended if you have a savoury tooth.
Flavors: Chicken Soup, Nuts, Rice, Salt, Toasted Rice
The perfect dessert tea for me. Chocolate and hazelnut and no calories. I couldn’t be happier. A cheap alternative to this would definitely be Twinings – The de Ceylan (Scotland.) I think it may be discontinued but if you can’t get your hands on the beautiful Florence, try the Twinings version, which is basically also a chocolately hazelnut. And it’s less expensive. :D I have a 4 oz. tin of this and I doubt this will be sitting in my tea cupboard for very long. I’m officially in love with Harney teas!
Okay this is REALLY growing on me. Without milk or sweetener, I liked it but that was about it. No real WOW factor for me…until I added a drop of almond milk. Holey moley! What a difference! Instead of a watery blueberry flavoured juice, after the milk I really got this wonderful blueberry ice cream flavour that really made my mouth dance. Perfect for dessert after dinner. Yummmmm!