jill this tea is amazing! probly my fav of all time! its even good cold!
Margaret I love genmaicha so when I saw this blend from TeaFrog I knew that I had to try it. I didn't really know what to expect in terms of flavor but I was imagining some type of genmaicha/chai/tropical hybrid.
In the scent of the dry tea, the fruity sweetness is the most noticeable. The typical toasted genmaicha scent is hard to identify, but there is a lot going on in this tea. As it is brewing, the genmaicha scent begins to become more noticeable.
I've tried this tea for several different steeping lengths and I love it at 3 minutes. The finished tea has the typical yellow/green aroma that is typical of green teas and has a strong toasted scent with a slightly sweet undertone. This tea is amazing. Slightly sweet, toasted, buttery. This is the Kettle Corn of teas.
Bamboo Shoots is extremely smooth, tasty, and doesn't need any additions. I think this one is a very original play on the traditional genmaicha and is something all genmaicha lovers should try at least once.