211 Tasting Notes
First of all, I really like the concept and appearance of Genmaicha. It contains beautiful, dark green leaves, small balls of roasted rice and small puffed rice clouds.
Brews into a very aromatic tea, full of base Japanese tea notes, roasted and nutty flavours from rice.
And, as one may expect, the taste is also complex and rich, with characteristics from tea and rice balanced into a really compelling mixture.
Flavors: Nutty, Popcorn, Roasted
Wonderful milky aroma with hints of grassy, strawy oolong in the background.
Very rich taste, especially after it cools down a bit, milky, grassy, with distinct butterscotch character.
Wonderful milky oolong.
Flavors: Butterscotch, Grass, Milk, Straw
I used to really like this tea some time ago, but I haven’t had it for a couple of years.
It has a very strong caramel aroma (obviously), not an artificial one, reminding me a bit of butterscotch candies.
The taste is mellow, caramelly, like melted toffee, with malty undertones in the background.
Very easy-going, warming tea, although I have too much experience now to enjoy it as much as before.
Flavors: Butterscotch, Caramel, Malt, Toffee
Straw, floral, leafy aroma, surprisingly strong given that this teabag was left forgotten for a couple of years in my cupboard.
Taste is very similar to Mat de Coca by Zurit, which I tasted two weeks ago. Straw-like, but less watery. Residual sweetness is much lower, which is a good thing. Zero bitternes, zero sourness.
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Very strong peppermint aroma with traces of fennel seeds.
Licorice is much more evident in taste, but the tea is fairly balanced, with all three components well discernible.
Rally nice herbal tea, made from high quality ingredients.
Flavors: Fennel, Licorice, Peppermint
Not my first mate de coca, but first in a long time.
Smells a lot like green tea, a bit like straw, a bit flowery.
Straw-like taste, rather thin and watery. A bit of residual sweetness, zero bitterness or sourness.
Curiosity, yes. It was nice to taste it, but I wouldn’t drink it in mass amounts even if it was legal in Europe.