Tea of the Week for January 9, 2017!
My inspiration behind this flavor is simple: Roasted Marshmallows! I love toasted marshmallows and I thought that I might achieve a similar flavor if I used my organic roasted green tea as a base with marshmallow root, vanilla bean and natural flavors. So this blend started out as a purely Houjicha blend - however, after testing it and tweaking it a bit - I realized that my organic Houjicha tea needed to soften up around the edges just a tad so I added some organic Shou Mei to the blend.
The Shou Mei did the trick, folks! I still get lots of roasty-toasty flavor, but the vanilla marshmallow notes come through more clearly now. Initially, the sip reminds me more of the taste you'd get if you were to char a marshmallow - that first bite that's a little more char than it is marshmallow but there's still plenty of sweet creaminess to it. The houjicha is toasty and the vanilla and marshmallow add a wonderful, sweet dimension to the cup - the toasty flavor is the strongest note but the sweet creaminess lingers.
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: roasted green tea, white tea, marshmallow root, vanilla beans and natural flavors