I just love it! The hint of caramel and smoky flavor blends well together! It also goes well when I drink it with dessert, yum! :)
I'm a big fan of smoky-flavored teas but had never tried this one. I am now a fan. For me, the smoky aroma and flavor were slightly resinous, like pine. But it was delightfully subtle and left a clean aftertaste.. I started with 160 degrees for two minutes and am looking forward to trying additional steep times and temperatures.
I just received this tea today and have already had 4 cups. This is, hand-down, my absolute favorite tea. Initially I was expecting something close to the flavor of a genmaicha, but am happily surprised to say that isn't the case. This tea has a gorgeous roasted flavor, like you had taken the scent of a campfire in the woods and added it to earthy green tea. It's difficult to describe, but oh so delicious. So far I've tried a different brewing technique with each cup and have found I got the best cup at ~160 F with a 2.5 minute steep. I'm so glad I picked up a 2 oz tin instead of the sample size. I have a feeling I am going to go through this tea very quickly.
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