One of several new blends from Chroma tea.
I almost didn’t order this one (even though I ended up getting one of everything) because it’s got so much green tea in it and it didn’t seem like there’s be much other flavour going on. I’m glad I tossed it in my order anyway though because it was nice!
I don’t think the goji berries are doing much of anything here other than looking pretty, but the addition of the jasmine rice was really nice. You can lightly smell the jasmine on the dry leaf and even though it didn’t carry into the taste (at least for me) there’s definitely something nice and fragrant that it brings to the steeped aroma.
The green tea itself is very nutty and smooth, with a pleasant medium body and hint of chestnut and edamame that really compliments the toastiness of the rice. Is it totally my style of tea? Not really, it’s still a little too green in my books. However it feels like a more sophisticated and mature take on a Genmaicha and I really like the marriage of a naturally nutty leaning green tea – instead of more marine Sencha – with the rice.