Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Chado Tea House
YUZU is a citrus fruit that Japanese people enjoy its aroma. Yuzu is closely resembling that of the grapefruit, with overtones of mandarin orange, however the aroma is different and sorry that it is hard to describe. Yuzu zest is used to garnish some dish and commonly used as seasoning. We found a harmony in Kukicha with Yuzu aroma.
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This Yuzu Kukicha Tea Blend from Chado Tea House is ah-maz-ing! The aroma is remarkable. It smells citrus-y … like a sweet citrus. It smells like one of my favorite candies – you know those gummy-like grapefruit wedges? Yeah … this smells like a jar of those! Sweet and sour and yummy!
The flavor is equally as remarkable … it is more sweet than sour and I like that. It’s very juicy tasting. It tastes like a sweeter version of grapefruit with notes of tangerine. I like that it has a very bright, delicious flavor but it also has a mellowness to it – it’s not trying to hit me over the head with Yuzu fruit flavor.
And that’s important because kukicha tends to have a rather mild flavor and I am glad that I can still taste the kukicha here. It tastes fresh, smooth, and light, and marries well with the flavor of the Yuzu. This is delicious hot … but I think I like it even better when it cools. It has a delightfully fresh, mellow taste that is enjoyable to sip with meals … or anytime you want something on the lighter side.
I think this might be the first “flavored” tea that I’ve tried from Chado … they offer Japanese teas of exceptional quality, and I’ve loved everything that I’ve tried from them … and this is no exception. This is something that will be nice to have on hand as the weather gets warmer … a good choice for iced tea!