I adore this tea…
It’s a roasted green tea that’s made from the leaves that survive the winter – they’re harvested in March. There’s no rolling in the processing, so it looks somewhat like a bai mudan tea with giant fluffy leaves. There are also large stems included that are very twig-like in appearance.
The flavor is similar to other roasted Japanese teas but super mellow and sweet. It’s a mix of dry autumn leaf with plenty of lightly roasted grain and nuts. There’s a gentle lingering sweetness and subtle notes of honey and sweet dried fruit – fig perhaps?.
Yummy. This definitely needs to be a staple in my cupboard. And apparently because of the nature of the harvest and the roasting, it has virtually no caffeine. Always a bonus!
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Dried Fruit, Fig, Grain, Honey, Nuts, Roasted Barley, Roasted Nuts, Smooth, Sweet, Wood