Starting to think I’ve ruined my palate, even though it has been hours and I’ve had plenty of other beverages between trying the Hojicha Dark Roast and this Kyobancha. I still taste something mushroomy.
There is a light sweetness to it; not nearly as toasty as I would expect from a roasted green. Definitely vegetable notes.
The liquor is a nice burnt orange colour; the broad dry leaves were beautiful to look upon. It’s smooth to drink.
Flavors: Caramel, Mushrooms, Vegetables