Japan Genmaicha Yamasaki
January 30, 2012 Leave a comment
My next tea that I’ll be reviewing from the samples given to the Garner Greenhouse by the Metropolitan Tea Company Ltd. is called Japan Genmaicha Yamasaki. The package reads: Light golden yellow liquor with a unique toasty rice flavor tending sweet. A tea that creates a conversation. Luxury Ingredients: Green Tea.
That’s hardly teaser enough, but I’ve only got a little time before bed, so it’ll have to do. Salad Fork!
Everything it says about this tea’s flavor is true. It tastes like toasted rice tea, and I don’t think I care for it much. I was looking forward to a nice green tea, and I end up drinking rice. I’m not even bothering with sugar. I’ve not found a love for sugary rice, and I don’t imagine it’ll taste better in tea form either. I’d like to note that I spied toasted rice in the tea before brewing, but it’s not mentioned as one of the “Luxury Ingredients” Read into that what you like, but I hope the next tea will be better.
I’m not saying it’s awful, but I do not prefer the taste of rice in my tea. Perhaps someone out there would find it interesting, and they can feel free to try it. Honestly I just felt let down, and since the rice I spied in there wasn’t listed as a luxury ingredient, it makes me wonder what other ingredients have gone unnoticed.