We ran out of mineral filters (actually they put back the minerals in the water) for my reverse osmosis water filtering system and somehow every company around us simply stopped selling them. We finally found some after many months and will order them soon.
That's partly why I started reviewing water bottles, as I had to buy them, but they're so expensive in the long run I just couldn't cup tea on a regular basis with these.
Then, the incredible happened; for the first time in my life, I developed seasonal allergies. My doc said it's the climate changes and this year he has seen a record number of patients coming in with allergies they never had before. I will never belittle the symptoms of allergies again. It's not just the stuffy nose, it's like blocked sinuses all over your face.
Anyhow, I finally received my first sample of tea from the Yunomi Review Club and I'm pretty excited!
And so here were are,
To make sure I had 200ml, and because my family decided to intrude my space work, I used a clean Pyrex measuring cup which I reused as a container for the liquid right after steeping. I made sure the vessels were all at a warm temperature as to not interfere with the taste.
Taste is reminiscent of black soybean tea (which I very much like, click here for more info), there's a light astringency that builds up but isn't very intense. There's a sort of light sourness at first that smoothens up, reminding me of Barley tea (Very nice as iced tea in the summer! Click here for more information.). There is a general feeling that this tea is very filling. The liquor is liquid as opposed to oily, and of course nutty with a nice roasted feeling. Even though it seems like it would, I found little to no bitterness to it. The liquor is smooth in the mouth leaving you a little woeful once the cup is empty.
But if you love genmaicha, or nuttiness (like long-oxidized Oolongs), you will want to try this one out!