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drank Genmaicha by Ujinotsuyu
470 tasting notes

I drink a lot of iced tea every day even in colder months, and my consumption pretty much doubles in the summer. I really can’t afford to ice all the teas I’d like to since the bf and I go through about half of a very large pitcher a day—even some of the cheaper blends I like cold like Bangkok would cost an arm and a leg over the course of a hot NYC summer. So, I need a cost-effective tea to make, preferably one that I take no sugar in so I’m not ingesting a truckload of extra calories. I’ll be honest, I like most of my iced tea sweet, even blends that I wouldn’t sugar hot. To me, nothing screams refreshing like genmaicha, so when I saw a 400g packet of this in one of the asian groceries for $4 I absolutely had to get it. Ends up costing about 7 cents a day (15g per a pitcher cold-brewed), not bad at all! Plus no sugar… I can’t even imagine sugar in a straight genmaicha (though I did put it in the strawberry cheesecake one).

This is SO GOOD. Cool, refreshing, crisp and light from the green tea, earthy and nutty from the rice. I think cold brewing it brings out the green base a lot more, as hot this particular blend ends up being all nutty toastiness (which is nice and all, but I like it better with a bit more balance). Yup, definitely going to be drinking this alllll summer. It’s already 95, not really a great sign of things to come, but with the AC blasting and a glass of this in hand I just might survive.

EDIT: Seems like we actually went through an entire pitcher in a day since I just drank the last glass… seems like our cost will be raised to a whopping 15 cents a day!

CHAroma

That is the least expensive tea I’ve ever seen! $4 for 400g?! Wow!

Alphakitty

It’s so cheap you’d think it would be terrible, but it’s very nice!

Fjellrev

Seriously, if anyone sees this tea, grab it. You won’t regret it.

Lynne-tea

I gots it I gots it!! YAY! So happy. There are at least two stores here that have it so I will be set for life. I just snuck a little taste from the warm-soon-to-be-cold-steep and it was sweet and delicious!

Bonnie

ok I have no idea how to figure the grams…I’m a gram’ma…anyway I did find it online 14oz $6.58 and whatever shipping..Marukai e-store. CHEAP-O

Alphakitty

400 grams is roughly 14 ounces, so you get a LOT. I definitely recommend getting some—I mean, at that price it’s not something you’ll regret!

Bonnie

Lots of places online were sold out.

Lynne-tea

Honestly you should get some! I thought a huge pickle jar could house all the tea from one bag, but boy was I wrong! There is so much tasty tea there for such a good price!

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CHAroma

That is the least expensive tea I’ve ever seen! $4 for 400g?! Wow!

Alphakitty

It’s so cheap you’d think it would be terrible, but it’s very nice!

Fjellrev

Seriously, if anyone sees this tea, grab it. You won’t regret it.

Lynne-tea

I gots it I gots it!! YAY! So happy. There are at least two stores here that have it so I will be set for life. I just snuck a little taste from the warm-soon-to-be-cold-steep and it was sweet and delicious!

Bonnie

ok I have no idea how to figure the grams…I’m a gram’ma…anyway I did find it online 14oz $6.58 and whatever shipping..Marukai e-store. CHEAP-O

Alphakitty

400 grams is roughly 14 ounces, so you get a LOT. I definitely recommend getting some—I mean, at that price it’s not something you’ll regret!

Bonnie

Lots of places online were sold out.

Lynne-tea

Honestly you should get some! I thought a huge pickle jar could house all the tea from one bag, but boy was I wrong! There is so much tasty tea there for such a good price!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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