I expected the roaster rice in the tea, because I can see it clearly on the item illustration. What I didn't expect was miniature popped corn. Yes, you heard me correctly. It is even in the picture, but it is easy to miss because only one piece is shown.
Anyway, as I opened this tea I noticed right away by the smell that it would taste different. I was definitely right, and cannot compare the flavor to any other tea I've had before. This was a real treat. The rice and popped corn add a lot of flavor to the green tea. The color is also very nice, a pale yellow. One thing that I noticed is that the rice/popped corn see to cut down on the bitterness a bit. I enjoyed this tea with and without sugar.
If you like green tea, and also want to try new/different flavors this one won't disappoint.