|"This is a good genmaicha, but it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live up to its aroma; itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tasty and fun, but I will probably keep looking for my ideal genmaicha."|
As it was steeping, my first reaction was to fill a bathtub full of this stuff and jump in; it smells that good. It has a room-filling toasted rice scent that's warming and just right for feeling content and peaceful. The aroma is an intriguing contrast to its flavor, which is energizing with a little bite. At first it tastes quite light and nutty, and leans more toward toasted rice before it fades toward a sharper green tea flavor. There is a pronounced dryness in the aftertaste that I don't particularly enjoy but it's not enough to prevent me from buying a full size.
Genmaichas are my staple for starting projects; they provide a calming center and readiness that helps me get through afternoon work duties. I'm still on my quest to find the best Genmaicha. This one is good, but doesn't live up to its aroma; it's the tea equivalent of playing the field: tasty, fun, and will probably do quite well while I keep looking.
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