This blend didn’t work for me. I think it was because I couldn’t make out the cherry and almond very well. The genmaicha really over powered the other ingredients. Even with milk it was very green tea + toasted rice flavour with only a faint hint of nuttiness. I never got any cherry or marzipan/distinctly almond tasting notes at all. I also found it a bit astringent and too “green tea-ish” (like a culinary grade matcha – it is heavily grassy and green tea flavoured but also a bit bitter and astringent). I’m not sure if it was the green base or maybe because I never got any actual cherries in my pouch, but I felt like this was just a slightly more astringent version of normal genmaicha.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass, Green, Nutty, Rice, Toasted Rice, Vegetal