I have a large bag of this from 2018, still sealed… sealed too well, as no matter how hard I tried after cutting free the top, the resealable part would not separate! I had to cut it off to get to the tea, so hopefully I can finish this off quickly before the “roll the top down and clamp” doesn’t do the job anymore. For the March sipdown prompt “a favorite pancake/waffle topping.” (I actually wanted to go with butter, which I always slather on in copious amounts before adding any other toppings, but I have a lot of older maple teas right now to get through…)
The last few genmaicha 52Teas blends that I’ve had recently from around this time period fell very flat on any flavorings and just tasted like plain genmaicha, but this one has such a strong maple aroma that the whole room smells lovely! There is definitely a potent maple flavor to the tea, which is actually coming off with a slight alcoholic taste to it… I wonder if the bag was sealed so tightly it just needs to air slightly? It’s still nice though, with a very sweet maple flavor lingering on the tongue after the sip. The roasty and nutty flavor of the genmai tastes really nice with the maple! They are very complimenting, rather than the genmai note overpowering everything else.
Flavors: Alcohol, Maple, Nutty, Roasty, Smooth, Sweet, Toasted Rice