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.
If you are looking for a unique green tea I cannot think of anything better than this. This tea has a flavor that can only be described as roasted but I also taste caramel faintly. It could just be me though. Fun fact, Japan has this tea as a kit kat flavor, proving that this tea is much loved in it's homeland!
I lived and worked in Japan for a couple of years and I love drinking this tea because it reminds me of that authentic taste I had while there.
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