592 Tasting Notes
This is my first time ordering from 52teas, and I am definitely glad I did! I love genmaicha and when I saw this blend, I had to jump on it. The “razzleberry” taste wasn’t too overpowering, but definitely evident. It was a nice relaxing cuppa! The only reason I’m not giving it 100 is because the berry smell was just a bit strong for me.
I steeped a hair over 2 minutes (the instructions said 2-3 and I was afraid it would be bitter), and it ended up a bit weaker than I would have liked. The fruity flavor did not seem distinctly mango and/or peach, but just had an overall frutiness about it. It might just be that my taste buds aren’t sensitive enough to different flavors. Anyway, it was my first SBT and I’m waiting to finish up this pitcher to try another!
As a Korean American, this is definitely a staple in my pantry/fridge. I always have a pitcher of this stuff on hand and basically drink it like I would water. If you’ve never had barley tea before, I suggest going to a Korean restaurant because my non-Korean friends either loved it or were weirded out by it. Most authentic Korean restaurants I know of have barley tea either hot or cold, so then you can form your opinion without brewing a whole pitcher of it.