Using Waynes YEO LAYER (SWEET RICE/SOY MILK BASE) for this recipe. I drink a lot of loose leaf tea's. Genmai Cha is one of my favorites. This is my first time mixing with FE Green Tea. I have read many places that green tea flavors in general taste like grass clippings. Well that is what my favorite green teas taste like, fresh cut grass. I was worried, but I find FE Green Tea to be spot on. It does taste a little stale or over steeped when compared to a fresh brewed cup. I will update this recipe after a steep if necessary.
FE Green Tea - Since this is my first time mixing FE Green Tea I will need to steep it and see if .75 is right. I am guessing it could be used at 1% or .5%. Green tea is the center of this recipe so it should be up front.
FE Sweet Rice - this has a sticky rice or Jasmine/Thai rice flavor which brings that toasted rice/nutty flavor to the tea.
TPA vanilla Swirl/FA Meringue - I wasn't sure if I should leave this in the mix. After all green tea isn't really a tea to add milk to in my opinion. I think it does help round out the Green tea and rice. It may take away from the authenticity of the recipe, but I don't find it distracting.
"Genmai Cha is a classic Japanese green tea, blended with toasted, popped rice. Originally created to stretch short supplies of tea, now enjoyed by tea lovers here and abroad. Warm and nutty taste, with a lovely savory quality. A hearty cup of tea that is easy to combine with food. Genmai Cha is a great solution for those seeking a substantial, but less astringent, flavor from their cup."
FW Butterscotch is a new flavor for me. I decided to add it with my ice cream base. Butterscotch Ripple might work better. I have never tried it.For the ice cream base I added the custard to thicken it up and add to the cream. The hazelnut and meringue I think work good at this ratio for a rich and sweet milky flavor.