Another tea of advanced age that I haven’t reviewed!
This one was a very delightful surprise today – being a genmaicha of unknown age (a few years, at least?), I didn’t have high hopes. However, the dry tea smelled quite good. Not really any banana, but definitely of vanilla and toastiness. And brewed up, it’s even better! In fact, it tastes remarkably like my memory of Frank’s original Marshmallow Treat genmaicha (not his later reblends, which were not nearly as good), where the marshmallow flavour is sweet and prominent, rounded out by the toastiness of the popped rice. The banana flavour is pretty light – this is likely age-related. But even so, this is absolutely delicious, and just what I needed on a night where my cravings for sweets are going crazy. I’m pretty sad that I only have a cup’s worth of this left!