I’ve had a fondness for genmaicha since WorldCon 2013, when I got fairly liquored up, then headed to the Japan party and had the most wonderful cold green tea with a toasted, nutty flavor. That tea is probably what kept me sober enough to be able to drive back to my hotel at a somewhat reasonable time. And it was freaking delicious.
This takes that toasted, nutty green tea and adds mango to it. I love mango, but there are definitely different types (I’m talking flavor more than variety here). There’s the ultra-ripe, sweet mango that’s like a dessert in itself. This mango is greener, not overly sweet, with almost a hint of tartness and mango skin (I wish I could find green mango more often. There are some things it works perfectly in, where the sweeter mangoes I find in the store just don’t quite cut it). It blends beautifully with the rice and green tea, adding the mango flavor without overly sweetening the green tea.
I think I need to get a larger pouch of this if it’s still available. This is another winner for me from 52Teas
Flavors: Green, Mango, Nutty, Tea, Toasted Rice